RUMOUR – Price to Sens?
Not surprisingly, some have already begun to connect the dots between Montreal’s goaltending situation, and that of the Sens.
With Carey Price looking like the goat in MTL, and being all but run out of town, popular opinion has Price, and the club, looking for a dissolution of their relationship. Price desperately wants out of MTL, and MTL desperately wants to pin the up and down season on Price. A match made in hell?
So where do the Sens fit into this?
Well, the chatter is that MTL has expressed interest in landing French Canadian stopper Pascal Leclaire, and ushering him into a Habs uniform with great pomp and circumstance. The Sens would likely be amenable to parting ways with Pascals contract, if not Pascal himself, considering the solid play of Elliott. The problem is nobody expects Lehner to be NHL ready come next season, making the need for another goaltender should Pascal be moved. So, is a Price for Leclaire trade in the works? Some would have you believe it is. Personally it smacks more of sound reasoning than sound reporting, but no doubt, from a “theory” perspective, it has merit.
One thing is for sure, should the Sens want to trade Pascal, there will be takers, with so many clubs in need of goaltending upgrades, and with openings at that position come this summer.
ATL, DAL, DET, PHI, STL, TBL and WSH.
There’s 7 teams with goaltending issues, and no anchor contracts at that position keeping them from dealing for a #1. Combine this with a lack of UFA talent at goal, and you have yourself the makings of a sellers market come draft day.