The director general of the Montreal canadiens Marc Bergevin obviously could not imagine such a scenario. However, here are four transactions that it probably would not make, including those involving Ilya Kovalchuk, knowing that a participation in the playoffs was possible under the pandemic of sars coronavirus.
- On 18 February, the quebec defender Marco Scandella went to the Blues of St. Louis. In return, the Canadian would get a choice of second round for the next draft and a conditional pick in the fourth round for the auction of 2021.
- On the 23rd of February, the Habs traded the attacking Russian Ilya Kovalchuk for Washington Capitals in return for a choice of third round for the next draft. In 22 games with the CH, Kovalchuk has tallied 13 points, including six goals.
- On the 24th of February, the good veteran Nate Thompson, particularly effective when put in play, took the road to Philadelphia. In this transaction, the Flyers have surrendered, in view of the repechage of 2021, a choice of fifth round.
- Also on February 24, Nick Cousins was sent to the Golden Knights of Vegas in return of a selection of the fourth round in 2021.