The Calgary Flames have had a disappointing start to the season as they have struggled to score which has them in the bottom five in NHL scoring after their first 14 games.
Even with the Jonathan Huberdeau trade and Nazem Kadri signing, the Flames were still looking for a scoring forward in the offseason but could not find that player or give up the assets teams were asking.
Will the Calgary Flames make a Josh Anderson trade?
Elliotte Friedman at the intermission on Hockey Night in Canada reports the Calgary Flames are looking for a scoring forward, they’ve actually been looking since August.
Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson would make sense for the Flames. He is a Darryl Sutter player. He can score, lay out some big hits and has the grit Sutter loves.
Why would the Montreal Canadiens trade Josh Anderson?
It is well known that Habs GM Kent Hughes has let teams knows the Canadiens are looking to trade a forward. His preference is to move Jonathan Drouin but most teams are inquiring about Christian Dvorak or Josh Anderson.
Anderson, 28, does have four more years on his contract that comes with a $5.5 million AVV. He does own a modified eight team no-trade clause, but if he wants a change of scenery which most analysts think he does need, an Anderson trade to Calgary makes sense.