The Montreal Canadiens Have Acquired Goaltender Jake Allen along with a seventh-round pick in 2022 from the St Louis Blues. In exchange for a third and a seventh-round pick in the upcoming draft.
Habs have their backup: they have traded for STL's Jake Allen. Montreal native.
— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) September 2, 2020
The 30-year-old will bring some relief to Carey Price next season. Price is coming off a year where he played 58 of 70 games this year for the Canadiens. The hope is Price will be able to split the Games with Allen. Which would result in Carey Price being able to rest. In the second of back to back games. And hopefully, stay more consistent throughout the year.
What Can We Expect from Jake Allen?
I believe Allen will be a great fit for the Canadiens And will provide a second option in net for Claude Julien. Jake Allen has a lot of experience and could benefit many players on the Canadiens not just Carey Price. As we will see Cayden Primeau be able to learn from both of the goalies. Before he eventually takes over the starting role in Montreal.
Who Won This Trade?
It’s Not an easy thing to do when it comes to picking a winner of a trade that just happened. However, I believe the Canadiens won this trade. Even if Jake Allen doesn’t fill their needs, the Canadiens didn’t give up very much for him. And it’s a low-risk high reward trade for Montreal and it fits their current needs.
Allen could be just what the Canadiens need to go on a playoff run. The goalie situation is sorted out, another thing Marc Bergevin can cross off his to-do list for the 2020 offseason.