I think there’s a stronger chance he’ll get traded
– Eric Engels (@EricEngels) September 9, 2023
It’s been over a month since the Canadiens acquired Casey DeSmith. He came to Montreal as part of the Erik Karlsson deal, along with Jeff Petry, Nathan Légaré and a second-round pick.
However, according to Eric Engels, the chances are still good that he will be traded before the start of the season. In his eyes, it’s a much more logical scenario than seeing a ménage à trois in front of the Tricolore net.
And since Kent Hughes has made it clear that DeSmith isn’t going to Laval, a trade is the most logical option.
It’s not necessarily a surprise that DeSmith hasn’t yet been passed on to another team. We know that the goaltending market is slow (Kent Hughes mentioned it recently), and as long as clubs don’t have a goaltender on the roster, a stopper like the former Penguin won’t necessarily be in demand.
Yesterday, the NHL’s GMs and coaches were all gathered in Chicago. The primary objective was to be present for an update, but that may not have stopped the GMs from feeling out the situation. It’s easier to talk to your counterparts when they’re all together in person, as Renaud Lavoie mentioned yesterday on BPM Sports.
Of course, that doesn’t mean DeSmith can start packing his bags just yet, but if another GM has mentioned to his counterparts that one of his goalies is in bad shape, it can at least start some discussions.
Think back to last year, for example, when the Golden Knights acquired Adin Hill after Robin Lehner’s injury was announced. It turned out to be quite a win-win for them in the end, and while DeSmith may not win the Stanley Cup, the process behind any potential deal involving him is likely to be similar.
TRADE: We’ve acquired a 2024 fourth-round selection from the @GoldenKnights in exchange for goaltender Adin Hill.
– San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) August 30, 2022
The CH is clearly not the only team willing to trade a goaltender, that said, but the fact remains that it can open up channels of communication. And since they’ve been at a standstill for weeks, it can only get better.
In short, we’ll see if the action picks up a bit, but like Engels, I still have the impression that DeSmith will end up being traded within a month. The question is, where will he go next?
– The end for Josh Archibald with the Lightning.
We have placed forward Josh Archibald on waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
“We wish Josh, his wife Bailey, and their entire family the very best in their future endeavors.” 🗣️ Julien BriseBois https://t.co/OeqUkzojTK
– Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) September 9, 2023
Tyler Motte signs a one-year deal with #TBLightning worth $800,000.
– Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 9, 2023
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-There’s a waiting list for the BMO Pavilion.
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) September 9, 2023
Schneider’s sister is behind the sweater, which is all the rage. https://t.co/S2ZEGirDxN
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) September 9, 2023
– What do you think?
Honoring Phoenix’s Spanish-speaking community. https://t.co/vluMVezbZO
– AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) September 9, 2023
– Cooper Kupp will miss (at least) the Rams’ next four games.
Rams are placing standout WR Cooper Kupp on injured reserve due to his lingering hamstring issues, per league sources. Kupp now will be sidelined a minimum of four games, starting with Sunday’s regular-season opener in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/T3ZWEZmUt3
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2023