Major development concerning Josh Anderson and a possible trade

Published December 9, 2022 at 10:31

The market is very strong around Josh Anderson, it's not new, but everything seems to indicate that it has grown in recent weeks.

In fact, we have just had a nice proof that there were really negotiations for a trade involving him in the last few hours.

According to insider David Pagnotta, from The Fourth Period, two teams would have seriously inquired about the CH's big winger and two teams would have really tried to acquire Anderson in the last few weeks. We had reported the information recently and it is now confirmed.

The two clubs that have been the most aggressive are the Edmonton Oilers and the New Jersey Devils.

This means that the rumors were true, that Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton are indeed listening to offers for number 17.

However, due to the current high asking price of Kent Hughes in return for his power forward, both teams (EDM and NJD) would have decided to put an end to the discussions, at least for now.

Still according to Pagnotta's sources, there are other clubs interested in Anderson's services, but Montreal's asking price remains very high and with good reason, since the market has never been so strong for a forward like him.

It also seems clear that this market is likely to get bigger the further into the season we get and the closer we get to the trade deadline.

Based on the reported details about Hughes' overpriced price tag, we can think here about possibly a 2023 first round pick and a quality prospect.

Let's just say that the Josh Anderson file seems to be really moving and everything seems to indicate that if a team agrees to pay the price set by Montreal, he will obviously be traded.

However, Pagnotta believes that if the price doesn't drop, Anderson will stay in Montreal, at least until next summer.

It is clear that the management of the Canadiens has a very high price in mind, and this, even if he does not have a great season. However, Anderson's recent performances, with two goals in his last two games, could quietly reignite discussions about him.

In 24 games this season, Anderson has nine points, including seven goals.

December 9   |   228 answers
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