Montreal Canadiens forward Sean Monahan.
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Toronto Maple Leafs linked to forward from their biggest rival

Published January 29, 2024 at 8:04 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The trade deadline is just over a month away and there is expected to be plenty of action on the market in the coming weeks.

One name to keep an eye on throughout the month of February is Montreal Canadiens forward Sean Monahan, who's played very well so far this season after dealing with several injuries over the last few years.

Monahan was brought back by the Canadiens in the summer on a one-year contract worth $2 million, which, when combined with his 35 points in 49 games this season, makes him a very valuable option for teams around the league.

The expectation is that Monahan will fetch the Canadiens a first-round pick leading up to the deadline and while it's a hefty price to pay for a pending unrestricted free agent, his value is worth it as team's will have a hard time trying to find someone with the production he's had this season with such a low cap hit.


According to David Pagnotta, four teams have already been linked to Sean Monahan including Montreal's biggest rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with the Colorado Avalanche, the New York Rangers and the Winnipeg Jets.

"Monahan rejoined the Habs prior to this season in hopes of rebounding and rejuvenating his game. Montreal explored re-signing him, but are moving ahead with an off-season promise to move him to a contender. He's a UFA this summer and has drawn interest from teams in need of help up the middle." Pagnotta said.

There's no doubt that Sean Monahan is entering the final few weeks of his time with the Montreal Canadiens and the only questions that remain are: Where is he heading? and How much are the Canadiens going to get in return for the 29-year-old?

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Source: David Pagnotta - The Fourth Period
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