Anthony Beauvillier about to leave New York? Two Habs players reportedly interest the Islanders

Published February 18, 2022 at 5:44 PM

Like the Canadiens, the New York Islanders are having a tough season, after reaching the semi-finals in the playoffs last year.

Even if their record is not as dismal as Montreal, the fact remains that Barry Trotz's guys have not been playing great hockey since the start of the season and some players could eventually find themselves traded.

This could well be the case of forward Anthony Beauvillier.

The player from Sorel-Tracy had agreed on a new three-year contract last summer worth 4.15 million annually, but he is not having a season up to expectations, he only managed 8 goals and 10 assists in 41 games.

Maybe a change of scenery could do him some good, and for that reason Mike Fink of The Hockey Writers offered three or four potential destinations where Beauvillier could be traded, to have a fresh start.

We are talking here about the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Kings, the Montreal Canadiens and the Washington Capitals.

While a trade with the Capitals seems unlikely, due to both teams playing in the same division, California would be an attractive option for the Quebecer forward, given that both teams are on a roll and a player of his caliber could easily fit into the philosophy of these two teams.

But Fink hasn't overlooked the French aspect of Beauvillier and he does give the Canadiens an honorable mention as a potential destination.

He also added that Jonathan Drouin and Jeff Petry could be part of an trade involving the Quebec forward, because the two Habs players are reportedly trade targets for the Islanders.

The idea of ​​adding Beauvillier to the Canadiens roster remains interesting, but does he match the player profile that Kent Hughes is looking for, and could the price to pay be too high?

Hard to say, but it's always nice to be able to count on one more Quebecer in the Habs roster.

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