The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin made a huge splash this week when they signed Sebastian Aho to an offer sheet, the first in six years across the NHL.
While Aho signed the offer sheet, he reportedly wasn't the original target.
According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period and Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Canadiens original target was Brayden Point.
Point and Aho share the same agent and apparently the Canadiens had put something together for Point first.
However Point made it clear he had no desire to leave Tampa Bay and rejected the Canadiens' offer and Bergevin then turned his attention to Aho.
While Bergevin has made some strong depth signings in the meantime with Keith Kinkaid, Ben Chiarot and Nick Cousins, it's clear that Bergevin is trying to make a bigger move to bring in some serious offensive skill to the team.
Friedman on 630CHED corroborates Pagnotta's report earlier this morning that Point turned down an offersheet from Montreal
— James (@Account4hockey) July 5, 2019