Montreal Canadiens Rumors: Josh Anderson to the Calgary Flames

The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames are emerging as trade partners. Both teams are expected to be active ahead of the March 3 trade deadline and recently TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger linked the two to a deal.

Dreger sees Josh Anderson as a prime trade candidate for the Flames. General manager Brad Treliving is trying to add a scoring winger and preferably someone with size. Anderson fits the bill perfectly and has term left on his contract as he's signed through the 2026-27 season at $5.5 million annually.

Dreger went on to mention he thinks the Canadiens may target 21-year-old Jakob Pelletier, who was a first-round pick of the Flames in 2019. Pelletier is from Quebec and could turn into a hometown hero when it's all said and done. The young winger has appeared in nine games this season for Calgary and has scored one goal. He's put up 98 points in 99 AHL games and has the potential to be a productive top-six forward. 

Anderson on the other hand seems like a Darryl Sutter type of player who doesn't mind mixing in some rough stuff and can produce offensively. He's having a down season with only 15 goals in 53 games. Anderson's best season came back in 2018-19 as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets where he scored 27 times. Look for trade talks to continue between these two clubs over the course of the next two weeks.

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