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Wild Canadiens!: Montreal Makes a Trade With Minnesota

Tab BamfordSenior Writer INovember 23, 2009

MONTREAL- OCTOBER 17:  Guillaume Latendresse #84 of the Montreal Canadiens skates during the NHL game against the Ottawa Senators on October 17, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Senators defeated the Canadiens 3-1.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images

Various media outlets are reporting that the Montreal Canadiens have traded Guillaume Latendresse to the Minnesota Wild for Benoit Pouliot .

The two players are both considered underachievers and have identical cap numbers.

Pouliot, 23, was the fourth selection in the 2005 draft, and has has nine goals and nine assists in a 65-game NHL career. In 2009, Pouliot has two goals and two assists in 14 games with the Wild.

Latendresse, 22, was drafted in the second round in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He has 48 goals and 37 assists in 232 career NHL games. In 2009, Latendresse has scored two goals and has one assist. 

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