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Major revelation: Josh Anderson is getting a lot of attention and his departure is more likely than ever

Published December 8, 2022 at 4:09 PM
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It's been a while since we've heard from various informants around the league that Josh Anderson is getting a lot of attention on the trade market.

If the Habs have always been patient with their big winger, it could now be more and more likely that the club decides to monetize his services to accelerate the rebuilding process.

It should be remembered that the CH's number 17 will turn 29 this summer. He is under contract for four more seasons at $5.5M per year. Even if he is an interesting player for the club, he might not be in the team's plans anymore, once the Habs are again a legitimate Stanley Cup contender.

On their latest podcast episode, the excellent Ray Ferraro and Darren Dreger discussed at length Anderson's situation in Montreal and the attraction he is generating on the market right now.


"There's a lot of speculation around Josh Anderson and what the Montreal Canadiens might do. I would look at Calgary, I would look at any team, any team that is looking for a forward, and I know they have expressed interest in Josh Anderson in Montreal." - Darren Dreger

Dreger confirms that the latter, who is discussed in negotiations regularly, is one of the most sought-after pieces on the NHL trade market.

Still according to the informant, Hughes is in no hurry to trade his power forward and is very patient with the market for the latter.

Dreger adds that the Tricolore's GM is looking for young active players, who align with the young players at the heart of the team and who will serve as a basis for the rebuild.

One thing is certain, the market for Anderson seems to be particularly hot this year.

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