The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin decided to get serious this offseason by addressing certain needs.
One of those needs was a real reliable backup goalie instead of veteran bandaids.
Bergevin went out and traded for goalie Jake Allen and signed him to a two year extension that carries an AAV of $2.875million.
Not only did it give the Canadiens a solid backup goalie but it also gave them an attractive goalie for the expansion draft which would help protect their other players.
Well, it looks like that's exactly what's going to happen.
According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, it's widely expected that the Seattle Kraken will select Jake Allen in the expansion draft.
Baker adds the decision has been made easier as the team has gotten an extra look at Allen while Carey Price has been injured.
He also reports that it would take a very solid offer from the Canadiens for the Kraken not to take him.
"it would likely take one heck of a side deal offer to steer the Kraken from Allen if he’s the one exposed."
Does this mean that Cayden Primeau is set to become Price's back up next year?