NHL Rumors: Flames & Canadiens Emerging as Trade Partners

The Calgary Flames are on the trade prowl looking to acquire a forward who can provide some secondary scoring. Meanwhile the Montreal Canadiens are open to just about any trade and have forward Josh Anderson who is being linked to a deal with the Flames.

Anderson is someone the Canadiens appear to be open to moving as the power forward hasn't been able to take his game to the next level. At 28, and signed through the 2026-27 season at $5.5 million, the Canadiens are open to cutting ties on this long-term commitment.

Anderson has appeared in 13 games so far this season, only recording four goals. His no-trade protection covers eight teams of his choice, however it's likely the Stanley Cup aspiring Flames make the cut.

If this deal goes down, don't be surprised to see the Canadiens retain a small portion of Anderson's salary, considering how financially constrained the Flames are. Would a Dillon Dube-Anderson swap make sense for both sides? 

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