Picture of Casey DeSmith. Will the Montreal Canadiens trade the backup goalie?
The latest NHL trade rumors for the Montreal Canadiens feature goalie Casey DeSmith being traded.

The Montreal Canadiens are looking to trade recently acquired goalie Casey DeSmith before the NHL season starts in October.

The Habs acquired DeSmith in the three-team trade that brought Erik Karlsson to the Pittsburgh Penguins. With Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault holding the number one and two spots in the net, NHL trade rumors have the Canadiens hoping to flip the backup for some assets.

Will the Montreal Canadiens trade Casey DeSmith?

Marc Dumont of Montreal Hockey Now suggests that the Boston Bruins could be a possible landing spot for Casey DeSmith.

If the Bruins do make a trade for a number one center, he believes Linus Ullmark or Jeremy Swayman will be part of a package deal that includes a backup goalie.

NHL trade rumors have the Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks, and San Jose Sharks as other potential trade destinations for the goalie.

What are NHL fans saying about the Montreal Canadiens trade of Casey DeSmith

I don’t see Columbus making a trade for Casey DeSmith. They will stick to their prospects to fill the backup goalie role.

Can’t see a team taking on his $1.8 million salary cap hit. If the Habs retain 50%, I can see a deal getting done.

Jake Allen should be the goalie traded and not DeSmith.

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