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Could the Canadiens and Red Wings swing a blockbuster? Latest trade rumors explore a potential Lane Hutson for Nate Danielson swap.

The NHL trade rumor mill is churning out a fascinating proposition involving two storied franchises: the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings. At the center of this buzz is a potential blockbuster swap centered around Canadiens’ defense prospect Lane Hutson and Red Wings’ center Nate Danielson.

Why the Canadiens Do It

Word on the street is that Lane Hutson, a highly touted prospect, might be reluctant to sign with Montreal. In light of this, the Canadiens could benefit from flipping him for another blue-chip prospect like Nate Danielson. Danielson is a well-rounded, two-way center known for his strength, skating ability, and versatility. He can log significant minutes at even strength and contribute to either the penalty kill or power play units.

Why the Red Wings Do It

Lane Hutson’s offensive potential is undeniable. Often compared to Quinn Hughes, his skating, vision, and edgework are elite. Additionally, despite his size, Hutson plays a solid defensive game. Detroit could be looking to add a dynamic young defenseman with star potential to their rebuilding core.

The Proposed Trade

The speculated trade could see the following assets change hands:

  • Montreal Canadiens Receive: Nate Danielson
  • Detroit Red Wings Receive: Lane Hutson, Emil Heineman, 2024 3rd round pick

The Bottom Line

While this is purely speculation at this point, it’s an intriguing scenario that could address needs on both sides. Would you pull the trigger if you were the GM?

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  1. This makes absolutely non sense for Mtl, why would they add Heineman and a pick. Also the need wingers that can score not 2 way centers….


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