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Josh Anderson traded for a 7th overall pick? The Canadiens would make a good move by getting their hands on Alexander Holtz

Published February 11, 2024 at 10:59
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
We are currently in the most opportune time of the year for speculations and rumors, as the NHL trade deadline is approaching on March 8th.

Several teams are in need of reinforcements, and their GMs are trying to address certain shortcomings. For the Devils, the number one issue is a lack of grit.

Indeed, they have a young and talented team, but there aren't many players built for the playoffs, players with a tenacious attitude who can make opponents pay the price for targeting their top players.

That's precisely why they tried to acquire Josh Anderson last year. They ultimately went for Timo Meier, but there's still a gap in terms of toughness.


"I know the New Jersey Devils showed interest in (Anderson) last season via trade, and I'm not sure if that has changed with the acquisition of Timo Meier, but they can serve as an example of how a trade involving Anderson with a competitor could work.

The Devils are gradually giving more responsibilities to Alexander Holtz – the 7th overall pick in the 2020 draft (1st round) – but unless he takes a significant step forward, the Devils might come to the conclusion that he doesn't quite fit their window. [...]

It might not be Holtz, but someone like him would likely be needed to convince the Canadiens to trade Anderson because I don't think he is considered someone they absolutely have to trade."

- Via The Athletic

Holtz, the 7th overall pick in 2020, could therefore be the target for Kent Hughes in a potential trade between the two teams. This is just a proposal, but one thing is certain: there is genuine interest in Anderson from the Devils, and it's not a recent development.

This suggests that there is genuine interest in Anderson from the Devils, and it's not a recent development.

Source: The Athletic
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Josh Anderson traded for a 7th overall pick? The Canadiens would make a good move by getting their hands on Alexander Holtz

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