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Habsent Minded: Who stays, who goes ahead of the Trade Deadline?

Jason Paul joins the podcast to discuss what Kent Hughes should build around.

Montreal Canadiens Introduce Kent Hughes Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

We are joined by Jason Paul in this episode of Habsent Minded, as the discussion focuses on the upcoming trade deadline and the pieces that can be moved to benefit Montreal Canadiens future.

The question is how far in the future does new general manager Kent Hughes and executive vice president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton look? That is another question that Patrik Bexell and Jason Paul discuss.

The main meat of the podcast is about Artturi Lehkonen, Ben Chiarot and the absence of Alexander Romanov from Jason’s “keep” list. What could the team expect in return, and is it really smart to trade Romanov now?

Other names that are being brought up for discussion are Jeff Petry, Brendan Gallagher and Jonathan Drouin. Could a team go for those moves now, or is the off-season a more likely time for those players under contract.

Make sure to follow Jason Paul and his analytics-driven Twitter account @WaveIntel for more thought on the team’s players and style of play.