The downward spiral of the Montreal Canadiens continues and it was topped off with a brutal 6-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
With every mounting loss, the idea of making the playoffs seems to be an impossible feat.
Many wonder if even Carey Price could save the season at this point.
Is it time for general manager Marc Bergevin to get a head start and start selling some pieces?
According to Anthony Martineau of TVA Sports, a fire sale so to speak could include Brendan Gallagher.
Martineau accuses Gallagher of selfish play since the beginning of the season pointing out how angry he was for missing an empty net, his scuffle at practice with Alexander Romanov and the recent sucker punch of Barclay Goodrow.
His newfound cap hit of $6.25million a season could be burdensome for the Canadiens down the road so moving him now while his reputation for hard work is still enticing for playoff clubs makes the most sense.
It could possibly take some salary retention but would open up space for the long list of Habs' forwards in the prospect pipeline.
The 29 year old is signed through the 2026-27 season and carries a 6 team trade list.
He's registered 8 points in 18 games so far this season which includes just 3 goals and currently has the worst shooting percentage of his career since the 2016-17 season.
Would you be willing to trade Gallagher?