Reports Suggest Jake Allen Has Been Traded To Top Stanley Cup Contender

Published February 15, 2024 at 1:26 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have their sights set on a key addition ahead of the trade deadline. Reports from Murls of Barstool indicate that they're eyeing veteran goaltender Jake Allen from the Montreal Canadiens to provide backup support to Alexander Georgiev.

Colorado Avalanche Target Jake Allen for Goaltending Boost

The potential move makes sense considering the Canadiens' surplus of goaltenders and the Avalanche's need for reliable backup goaltending, especially with Pavel Francouz sidelined for the season and Ivan Prosvetov struggling in the role.

Adding Allen to their roster would be a significant boost for the Avalanche. With his experience and playoff pedigree, Allen has the potential to make a difference in crucial postseason games. He boasts impressive postseason stats, with a 2.06 goals against average (GAA) and a .924 save percentage (SV%) in 29 playoff appearances.

While Allen's numbers with the Canadiens this season may not stand out, his track record, ability to excel in a new environment, and expiring contract at a $3.85 million cap hit make him an enticing acquisition. In 17 games this season with Montreal, Allen has posted a 5-9-3 record, a 3.43 goals against average (GAA), and a .901 save percentage (SV%).

As the trade deadline approaches, all eyes will be on whether this potential deal materializes and how Allen could fortify the Avalanche's goaltending depth for the remainder of the season. Stay tuned for updates!

Source: Hockeypatrol
February 15   |   84 answers
Reports Suggest Jake Allen Has Been Traded To Top Stanley Cup Contender

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