Massive Trade Scenario Sends Alexis Lafreniere Home

Published July 21, 2023 at 2:14 PM
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Mock Trade: Lafrenière Goes Home

Alexis Lafrenière, the first pick of the 2020 draft, hasn't had an easy time since joining the big league. He scored 91 points in 216 matches for the Rangers, which is decent but not outstanding.


Now, there's a rumor of a possible trade that could bring him to the Montreal Canadiens. In this trade, Lafrenière would go to Montreal along with Barclay Goodrow, a reliable player. In return, the Rangers would get fan favorite Josh Anderson.

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In New York, Lafrenière has been struggling to secure a top 6 spot due to the team's talented lineup. But moving to Montreal could change things for him. He would get a chance to play with strong players like Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach.

The Implications

However, there are implications for both teams. The Canadiens would have to take on Goodrow's expensive four-year contract, but he's a good and reliable bottom-six player.

On the other hand, letting go of Anderson might be tough for Montreal. Hughes already received many offers for him and hasn't agreed to any of them...

For the Rangers, losing Goodrow would be disappointing, as they signed him for six seasons.

Also, Jeff Gorton, President of Hockey Operations in Montreal, was the Rangers GM, who drafted Lafrenière back in 2020... He might be interested in bringing him in Montreal...

Do you think Lafrenière would be a good fit in Montreal?

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Major Trade Proposal Involving Lafreniere
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