We recently wrote about Brock Boeser and the reports that he is on the trade market and described the type of player that he is. Now, NHL Insider Darren Dreger also believes that the Canadiens are a very good fit for the Vancouver Canucks right-winger. On the Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast, Dreger acknowledged that Boeser’s contract won’t be an easy one to move, with two years remaining at a cap hit of $6.65 million.
“Both the team and Brock Boeser think it’s a good thing to explore change for Brock Boeser,” said Dreger. “It won’t be easy from either side, because he still has some term on his deal. We know Montreal has a few intriguing possibilities on the trade front. You throw a name like Brock Boeser in the equation, and I would expect that is going to gain some interest.”
Dreger’s co-host, Ray Ferraro, brought up the fact that the Columbus Blue Jackets traded Oliver Bjorkstrand and only got a couple of picks (3rd and 4th from Seattle) in return. Bjorkstrand had 28 goals for Columbus last year.
As for Josh Anderson, Dreger warned not to focus only on Calgary or New Jersey as teams interested in the power-forward. According to the NHL Insider, any team in the market for a forward have expressed interest in Anderson. He added that Montreal doesn’t have cap issues and they know what he brings on and off the ice and most teams looking for a forward wants a player like him.
Montreal Hockey Now’s Marco D’Amico adds that from the Flames, the Canadiens are asking for a top prospect and a first round pick. That prospect, according to D’Amico, is Jakob Pelletier.
You can listen to the Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast below.