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Could the Canadiens pry Cole Perfetti from the Jets? Here's why a trade makes sense for Montreal.

The Montreal Canadiens are still rebuilding, but looking to become playoff contenders next season. The Habs have plenty of young talent, but lack some scoring punch to solidify a truly competitive roster. General manager Kent Hughes has recently said the club plans to add some offensive firepower.

One option gaining steam is a possible trade targeting Winnipeg Jets forward Cole Perfetti. Perfetti, still on his entry-level contract, could be a player the Jets deem expendable if they value him differently than other teams.

Reports suggest Montreal might be one of those teams that could see Perfetti as a top-six forward with untapped potential.

3 Reasons Montreal Canadiens Could Target Cole Perfetti

  • Perfetti fills a need: The Canadiens need more scorers. Perfetti, if given the opportunity, could slot into a top-six role in Montreal and provide a jolt to the offense.
  • Canadiens have the assets: The Habs could tempt the Jets with Montreal’s first-round pick received in the Sean Monahan trade and/or one of their promising young defensemen like Jordan Harris or Kaiden Guhle.
  • Change of scenery: Perfetti has struggled to carve out a consistent role in a stacked Winnipeg forward group. A fresh start in Montreal could be just what he needs to blossom.

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