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Major Mistake by Kent Hughes: Canadiens' General Manager Missed a Golden Opportunity to Trade Josh Anderson

Published March 2, 2024 at 11:35
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Kent Hughes is known for being patient when it comes to trades or signings, but it's a double-edged sword. While it can work in his favor, it can also backfire.

Personally, I would be curious to compare the offers received for Jake Allen earlier in the season and today. It seems like his value has dropped, and the Canadiens might be on the losing end.

Another player whose value is rapidly declining is Josh Anderson. As mentioned by Tony Marinaro, the GM should have traded him last year:

"Once again, they should have traded him last year when he was doing well. He was playing good hockey.


At 28-29 years old, you're not going to change who you are, not in life, nor as a professional athlete. Josh Anderson, he shows up two out of four times."

I tend to agree with him. However, I remain very positive about Kent Hughes and believe he is the right man for the job. In his position, mistakes are common, and I prefer him making this kind of error than more significant ones.

It remains that Kent Hughes made a mistake by not trading Anderson and Allen at the right moment, and it could have an impact on the Canadiens in the upcoming seasons.

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Major Mistake by Kent Hughes: Canadiens' General Manager Missed a Golden Opportunity to Trade Josh Anderson

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