Big Trade Rumor Involving Josh Anderson and the New York Rangers

Published May 5, 2023 at 2:51 PM

Alexis Lafrenière has been heavily criticized for his recent playoff performances. In fact, the Rangers forward was unable to record a single point in seven games during the first round against the New Jersey Devils.

Although the Quebec native showed some progression this season by accumulating 39 points in 81 games, his statistics have stirred discontent among fans. Rumors suggest that the 21-year-old forward could be available on the trading market, as he will become a restricted free agent this summer.

This situation could work in favor of the Canadiens, who could try to acquire Lafrenière's services at a discount. Mathias Brunet spoke about the possibility of seeing the Quebec native join Montreal. On BPM Sports radio, the journalist proposed that the Habs offer Josh Anderson and a prospect in exchange for Laffy.

If you were Kent Hughes, would you make this trade?

In Montreal: Alexis Lafrenière
In New York: Josh Anderson and a prospect

Kent Hughes would acquire a talented prospect who, despite a few difficult seasons, could get a lot better in the coming years. On the other hand, the Rangers would acquire a very fast and robust player possessing a style of play that was sorely missed by the team during the playoffs.

To listen to Mathias Brunet's full column, click here.

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Big Trade Rumor Involving Josh Anderson and the New York Rangers

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