blocked a trade earlier this season

As of last week, Jake Allen has been a member of the Devils organization.

The veteran was good in Montreal, but wanted to leave the trio to get more playing time.

It’s a little ironic, because right now he finds himself in the same situation in New Jersey:

Jake Allen has a no-trade clause in his contract and after the trade we learned that the Devils were on the list of 10 clubs he did not want to be traded to.

That being said, the Devils tried to acquire him earlier in the season…

And the goalkeeper admitted in his own words after his team’s training today that he decided No waive his no-trade clause at that time.

He didn’t feel like he could play much in New Jersey, while the Devils already had the services of Vitek Vanecek and Akira Schmid:

If the Devils were really serious about his efforts a few months ago, that means Tom Fitzgerald really missed out.

The GM should have made Allen’s agent understand that the plan was to play him, and the Devils could have sent Akira Schmid to the AL to make room for the former CH goalie.

I get the impression that there was a real lack of communication on this.

In the end, the Devils got a goaltender they had had their eye on for a while. It’s a little late, considering the club has been slipping away from the playoffs lately…

Would the situation be different if Allen had been transferred to New Jersey earlier this week? Maybe, when we tell ourselves that the goalkeepers haven’t (really) been doing their job since the start of the season…

But on the other side of the coin, it’s not like Allen has had a great performance in Montreal in recent months either.

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