The Montreal Canadiens have finally decided to break ties with their 2010 first round draft choice by trading towering defenceman Jarred Tinordi and AHL’er Stefan Fournier (through Nashville) to the Arizona Coyotes. The three way trade went like this. Montreal traded initially Jarred Tinordi to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for John Scott and Stefan Elliott. Elliott was the property of the Canadiens for a short moment after he traded again to the Nashville Predators in exchange for 27 years-old defenseman, Victor Bartley.
Pending trade call, NSH sending Victor Bartley to MTL for Stefan Elliott. But not a done deal yet.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 15, 2016
Bizarre change. So, Nashville trades Bartley to Ariz for Elliott then Bartley and Scott moved to Mtl for Tinordi and a minor leaguer.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 15, 2016
According to insiders Pierre Lebrun and Bob Mckenzie, the deal was in the works for the last three weeks. Darren Dreger tweeted that Bergevin has tried since November to trade Tinordi, but couldn’t find any takers. It had nothing to do with the value of the player Bergevin was asking in exchange of Tinordi. Bottom line Tinordi’s value was practically nothing. This trade will undoubtedly benefit the Coyotes who are rebuilding towards the youth movement.
In the case of John Scott, he will report to the Montreal AHL affiliate team St John’s Icecaps, while Bartley will report to the Canadiens in St-Louis where they play the St-Louis Blues tomorrow night. Bartley has only played in one regular season NHL game with the Predators. With the Milwaukee Admirals, the Nashville’s AHL affiliate team, he only recorded one assists in 14 games played. Scoot, 33, is a veteran who has played with the Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, the San Jose Sharks, the Chicago Blackhawks, the New York Rangers, and the Coyotes. He has spent a considerable amount of time in the AHL as well with the Houston Aeros and the Springfield Falcons. In Arizona this season he has only one assists in 11 games. With the Falcons, Scott’s statistics were not shown on the Falcons site
Is Scott playing in the NHL All Star Game in Nashville?
According to Pierre Lebrun, he declared that the Coyotes asked Montreal to take John Scott, if they were to give another chance to Tinordi. As we all know Scott was voted to the AHL Star game at the end of this month in Nashville. The voting of Scott was seen as a joke and it created an embarrassment to the process stars were voted to the game by fans by voting someone with only one assist and pretty much not playing. The Coyotes were also embarrassed to send Scott as their representative and that could be one of the reasons why he was traded. With the demotion to the IceCaps, Scott will not participate in the NHL All Star Game.
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