Alexis Lafreniere is still sitting without a contract with the New York Rangers and NHL rumors are making the rounds that the Blue Shirts could trade the young forward or receive an offer sheet for Lafreniere.
Lafreniere has been tied to the Chicago Blackhawks, but will his home province Montreal Canadiens make a move?
Will the Montreal Canadiens offer sheet Alexis Lafreniere?
A lot of trade chatter online has suggested that Alexis Lafreniere needs a change of scenery.
New York Ranger fans that want Lafreniere to stay with the team state that he needs to be on the first or second line, get power play time and NHL fans will finally see him produce in New York.
The Rangers also have a new coach in Peter Laviolette that could help change the fortunes for Lafreniere.
This has not stopped the NHL trade rumors that the Montreal Canadiens will make an offer sheet for Alexis Lafreneire.
Online proposals have suggested that the Habs could offer up a one year $5-6 million salary to Lafreniere. The Rangers are in serious salary cap trouble and an offer sheet that high will likely make the Rangers pass on matching the offer.
If the Habs do go ahead and offer sheet Lafreniere for $5-6 million, the cost would be a 2024 first and third round pick.