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GOSSIP! Josh Anderson’s name related to the islanders

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We have officially entered the NHL offseason.

The amateur draft will take place in 10 days at the Bell Center and the opening of the free agent market, in 16 to sleep. Sorry if I still count as a child, sometimes …

Rumors we will hear 1,001 in the coming days and weeks. And the rumors involving the Canadian, there will be some that will make the news.

Here comes the most recent rumor involving the Canadiens feather Patrick Lortie’s keyboard and involves Josh Anderson. According to Lortie, the Islanders have shown some (growing) interest in Josh Anderson … and would be ready to part ways with their 13th overall pick in 2022 (this summer) in exchange for the Montreal forward.

Also according to Lortie, several teams have contacted the Canadian about Anderson, which he did in the words of Kent Hughes, who admitted ten days ago that his phone was ringing more and more about his big # 17.

Josh Anderson will be sacrificed soon?

Not necessarily. You have to ask the right questions.

Firstwho is Patrick Lortie?

Lortie calls herself a freelance journalist e podcast. He is the head of the blog AWinningHabit.com and participate in the puck and roll podcast. I don’t remember seeing it break big news involving the Canadian, but it certainly does not fall into the category of anonymous bloggers who throw small nonsense.

According to, Stefen Rosner, which covers the activities of the islanders for NYIHockey Nowhe also reported an interest of the islanders in Anderson.

But…

Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton will only trade Anderson if they receive an offer they can’t refuse. Players like Anderson are rare and the latter may very well be the rebuilding of Montreal’s Chris Kreider in the future.

Also, the Canadian may want to rebuild, will he want to get his hands on 13th pick in total? He already has the No. 1, no. 26 and n. 33. If he ever adds 13th to this list, Kent Hughes is sure to make a trade or two to move up to the top 10.

Would anyone be there to dance with the CH? It would be worth advancing into a draft year called weak by most experts?

Anderson, 28, a player much loved by Montreal fans, scored 32 points (including 19 goals) in 2021-22. He will receive a salary of $ 5.5 million per season through 2026-27 inclusive. The Canadian wants to see him produce more, while continuing to skate at full speed and hand out shoulder blows.

We recall that less than a year ago the name of Anthony Beauvillier was linked to the Canadian.

Would you be more the type to build a transaction around the 13th choice in total or from Anthony Beauvillier (and sacrifice CH’s 26th or 33rd choice), you?

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