With the recent benching of Alexis Lafreniere, it has NHL trade rumors swirling about what the New York Rangers will do with the young forward?
He has not lived up to expectations of a #1 overall pick, but he is still only 21 and with a lot of time to improve. With the New York Rangers being Stanley Cup contenders and with rumors the Blue Shirts interested in players like Patrick Kane and J.T. Miller, will the NY Rangers package Lafreniere for a forward.
Montreal Canadiens interested in Alexis Lafreniere?
Alexis Lafreniere has been tied to the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks but one team that might call New York Rangers GM Chris Drury about the availability of Laff is the Montreal Canadiens.
Yvon Pedneault of TVA Sports reports that Habs GM Jeff Gorton has contacted his former team about a Alexis Lafreniere trade.
Pedneault does not mention in his piece on what the Canadiens would offer up for Lafreniere.
Lafreniere, 21, who hails from Saint-Eustache, QC, is a suburb of Montreal and the Habs would love to get their hands on local talent.
A change of scenery is needed for Laff and Montreal would seem to be the perfect landing spot for Lafreniere to change things around.