Just like every summer for almost 30 years, the Montreal Canadiens will continue their search for a #1 center.
With former Chicago Blackhawks' excecutive Marc Bergevin at the helm of the Canadiens, could he find the solution in Chicago?
If the team can't land Tavares, the team will likely have to make a blockbuster trade.
Brandon Smillie of HockeyBuzz suggests the easiest solution is found in Chicago.
The Blackhawks missed the playoffs this year after getting swept in the first round last year and the team is starting to look like they've lost some of their Stanley Cup magic. With that has come plenty of chatter that it's time for the Hawks to break up the core four.
The Hawks like almost every season are in cap trouble and will need to make a move to improve their roster, that's where the Canadiens can step in.
Smillie suggests the Canadiens sending Alex Galchenyuk, a 2nd round pick and some prospects for Jonathan Toews and the Hawks #8 overall pick.
The Hawks could slot Galchenyuk in as second line center with Patrick Kane, while Artem Anisimov would handle the first line or 1b line depending on how you want to label it. Galchenyuk has scored 30 goals before and is only 24 years old meaning he could definitely have a couple of 30 goal seasons in his future playing with Kane.
Would you make this trade?