MONTREAL, QC – 7 JANUARY: Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to Media Wild at the Bell Center on Jan. January 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada The Minnesota Wild defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images)

Almost 24 hours after it was determined that the team’s squad for the playoffs will remain intact, Bergevin swapped a selection for the 3 and 5 Round against the Buffalo Sabers (insert derogatory word here) for veteran Eric Staal with 50% wage retention

It’s clear he failed to add depth to an already deep roster of the Montreal Canadiens, neither can the man lie for squats

Since the trading period for the 12 April is fast approaching, you can bet the teams will wait until the last minute to free up as much space as possible and take a step quarantine rules are damned

The main argument against any trade would of course be Cap Space. So let’s assume that each of these trades would involve a decrease in salary and a hold at the other end

Given all the trade rumors this season involving Artturi Lehkonen, Paul Byron, Victor Mete, and to some extent Joel Armia, let’s take a look at 10 potential players the Habs could be targeting at close of trade

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