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Possible major trade between the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils: they are seriously interested in Josh Anderson

Published November 23, 2022 at 7:25 PM
BY MARCO

This is the case every season in the NHL as December approaches, the trade market begins to reactivate and general managers begin to make deals again.

Today, in the span of a few minutes, we were treated to two trades in particular. (involving Minnesota, New York, Toronto and Arizona)

Kent Hughes active on the phone?

According to what the excellent Tony Marinaro just mentioned, Josh Anderson is currently being seriously coveted, and one team in particular is very interested in acquiring him.


The New Jersey Devils, who are off to a phenomenal start this season with 16 wins in 19 games so far, including an active 13-game winning streak, would really like to acquire Anderson.

They want to add a winger, they want to add weight, sandpaper, and a player who can score goals while "shuffling" the opposition.

Josh Anderson ticks all of those boxes exactly.

Remember, they wanted to draft Juraj Slafkovsky this summer, second overall, for exactly that reason.

As mentioned by our colleagues at Fanadiens.com, Anderson really does have the perfect profile to be traded to a team that wants to win the championship this season.

He could be the next Blake Coleman or Brandon Hagel, players who are traded at a very high price to contending teams. Anderson would be the perfect addition to a trio of talented players such as Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier.


Ideally, we don't want to trade him, but if the Devils REALLY want him, as you can read here, it might be worth listening to.

As Marinaro pointed out, the Devils have a lot of young prospects with high potential. They have enough to afford an Anderson, and they have enough to put together a very enticing offer for Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes.

Anderson, 28, has seven points in 17 games this season.

Some people are talking about Alexander Holtz, for example, but that seems out of reach. They do have players like Dawson Mercer and Reilly Walsh, who are very interesting. (not to mention their 2023 first round pick)

Tony Marinaro talked about this in his latest episode of the Sick Podcast, at the 52 minute mark.


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