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Six destinations to watch for Sean Monahan (according to Frank Seravalli)
The NHL trade deadline is approaching, and there are a few candidates likely to leave the Montreal Canadiens between now and March 8.

We’re obviously thinking of Jake Allen, who has been the subject of several rumours since the start of the season… We’re thinking of Tanner Pearson, who could be of interest to an NHL club because of his experience… The possibility of Matheson or Savard being traded has been discussed, although it would be rather surprising… Johnathan Kovacevic’s name has also appeared in a few rumours…

But everyone knows that if there’s one guy in particular who deserves the rumor mill’s attention, it’s Sean Monahan.

We know the drill: the center-forward has what it takes to help a club aspire to the big time. And it’s his salary ($1.985M) that makes him so attractive, because there are very few players who earn so little and can bring so much to the table.

In a recent article, Frank Seravalli drew up a list of six teams to whom he could (logically) be traded.

The list includes the Bruins, Avalanche, Jets, Oilers, Leafs and Canucks.

It makes sense – a lot, in fact – because the teams named by the journalist are in the playoff race and because they all lack depth at center.

But the most logical destination for me is Winnipeg.

The Jets have surprised everyone by winning 29 of their first 43 games of the season… And on top of that, they’ve had to deal with the injury to Kyle Connor, who has only played 27 games so far.

When you take a step back and look at Winnipeg’s roster, you realize that the addition of a Sean Monahan at center could really do the team some good, as they’re without the services of Mark Scheifele at the moment :

(Credit: Daily Faceoff)

The Jets seem intent on making a run at the playoffs (with good reason), and they may need to add some depth to their lineup to be able to do so. That’s why Monahan’s name makes sense in the discussion.

Let’s not forget that the Habs considered extending the forward’s contract andwould have liked to discuss a contract extension with him… But the veteran is clearly expected to leave by March 8.

Will Kent Hughes be able to get a first-round pick or a second-round pick with a prospect, as suggested by David Pagnotta recently?

In brief

– Here goes.

– Oh!

– Whew.

– The Devils’ line-up is magnificent.

– Interesting text.

– Alouettes add depth.

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