Detroit Red Wings
Why Acquiring Petry Makes Sense and Why It Doesn’t (+)
TSN’s Pierre LeBrun says the Montreal Canadiens may trade defenseman Jeff Petry. Lebrun lists the Detroit Red Wings as a possible destination. A deal isn’t a certainty because Petry’s contract has a modified no-trade clause.
The Canadiens are in reset mode. They are trying to maintain a level of competitiveness while developing younger players. The Habs recently acquired Evgenii Dadonov from the Vegas Golden Knights while moving out Shea Weber’s contract.
Talking about a trade is a long way from completing a deal. But here pros and cons about the potential of the Red Wings trading for Petry: