We have officially entered the off-season in the NHL.
The amateur draft will take place in 10 days at the Bell Center and the opening of the free agent market in 16 sleep. I’m sorry if I still count like a child, sometimes…
Rumors that we are going to hear 1,001 in the coming days and weeks. And rumors involving the Canadian, there will be some that will make headlines.
The most recent rumor involving Canadians comes from pen 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 with their 13th pick in 2022 (this summer) for the Montreal forward.
Still according to Lortie, several teams would have contacted the Canadian about Anderson, which he did with the words of Kent Hughes, who ten days ago admitted that his phone was ringing more and more because of his great number 17.
Losing count of how many teams have asked about Anderson. It could be all smoke or maybe…#NHL
—Patrick Lortie (@patrick_lortie) June 26, 2022
Will it be Josh Anderson sacrificed shortly?
Not necessarily. You have to ask the right questions.
FirstWho is Patrick Lortie?
Lortie calls himself a freelance journalist and podcast. is the head of the blog A winning habit.com and participate in the puck and roll podcast. I don’t remember seeing it break Great news involving the Canadian, but he’s definitely not in the category of anonymous bloggers spouting nonsense.
Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton will only trade Anderson if they get an offer they can’t refuse. Players like Anderson are rare and the latter could very well be Montreal’s Chris Kreider rebuild in the future.
Also, the Canadian may want to rebuild, will he want to get his hands on the 13th overall option? He already has options #1, #26 and #33. If he ever adds the 13th pick to this list, Kent Hughes will certainly make a trade or two to climb into the top 10.
Would there be someone to dance with the CH? Would it be worth moving forward in a year project called weak by most experts?
The 28-year-old Anderson, 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. The Canadian wants to see him produce more, while he keeps skating at full speed and dishing out shoulder shots.
Recall that less than a year ago, the name of Anthony Beauvillier had been linked to the Canadian.
Would you be more of the type to build a trade around option 13 altogether or Anthony Beauvillier (and sacrifice option 26 or 33 of CH), you?
A lot of
– Is Evgeni Malkin leaving Pittsburgh? If so, could he end up in Washington? [HEL]
– Could Brian Burke also jump in Pittsburgh? [RDT]
– Did we take Lehkonen for granted in Montreal?
“This is where you realize how Artturi Lehkonen took himself for granted” – @jp_tvasports https://t.co/i0xg9pyQdd
– The Dose (@LaDose_TVA) June 27, 2022
– The Lightning should have the same face next season.
Lightning Free Agents This Summer (UFA)
No Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) worth mentioning.
(Summer 2023: Cirelli, Sergachev, Cernak, Colton and Foote will be there!)
– Rafael Doucet (@raphdoucet) June 27, 2022
– The guy is a winner.
From Calder to Stanley.
—American Hockey League (@TheAHL) June 27, 2022
– Can Kamal Miller play the Weekend Following?
— Federico Lord (@FLord_TVA) June 27, 2022
– The return of Ultras : good news, but…
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