According to NHL Insider Darren Dreger, you can add at least one more team interested in acquiring Canadiens’ right-winger Josh Anderson. In his appearance on TSN 690 yesterday, Dreger said that the Dallas Stars are actively looking for a winger to complement a line with Tyler Seguin and Mason Marchment, and advanced the name of Anderson as a possibility.
This is not the first time that Anderson’s name has been in the rumour mill. Recently, Georges Laraque named the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers are two teams interesting in the power forward. But as Pierre LeBrun confirmed to Cheering The Logo, Canadiens’ GM Kent Hughes has no intention of trading him and he has declined some serious offers for Anderson.
This should come as no surprise as a power forward this size, with his skating ability, his physicality and who can score 20-25 goals a season is rather rare now days. But before you pencil Anderson in another team’s line-up, don’t forget that if teams are wanting him, there’s a reason and what’s good for others is also good for Montreal… They have other players that they’ll want to trade before someone like him.