The Josh Anderson Thread

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  1. The Wheelchair Registered User

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    The team got him for way less than they should have. I'm not complaining, it's obviously great as a fan of the team, but Torts needs to let it go. If Anderson gets a career-ending injury in that third season his agent didn't want him to take, he'll be out millions. He's with the team, scoring goals, fighting Zdeno Chara, and generally looking like the player everyone always wanted him to be, and he's going to do that all season and then two more seasons after that at $1.85m per year. What purpose does it serve to keep bringing up the contract dispute?
     
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    Fights Chara , next game scores the opening 2 for us!!

    Seriously underrated player, his shot is lethal!
     
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    I imagine he'll stop after the last comment about it. Then again, the holdout was stupid at the time and remains stupid. His agent is an idiot and nothing Torts has said is untrue.
     
  4. MoeBartoli Chex-to-Jax

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    Did his Agent misplay the hand? Probably. Is Andy worth more than $1.85 AAV? Definitely. This would be less an issue for him if a 2 year; its the 3 year term that’s unfavorable to Andy. (And yes, I understand his status which limits his leverage).
     
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    I did not expect him to come out firing on all cylinders. This is going to be taken wrong but I am one of those people that like to look for comparable players past & present: Does anybody see a little bit of Todd Bertuzzi (prior to him becoming a dirty player). Naslund and Bertuzzi were a formidable pairing for the Canucks back in the day. I may be way off base but Josh has an edge to his game & when he squared off with Chara it came to mind that few players play the game with elephant balls..
     
  6. thebus88 19/20 Columbus Blue Jackets: "It Is What It Is"

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    Can Anderson score 40?
     
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    Josh Anderson might become Rick Nash with heart. Seriously.

    I don't know if he'll ever score 40 like Nash did. But I think he could be a 25+-30 guy who is good on both ends of the puck, and physically dominant.
     
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  8. Old Guy Just waitin' on my medication.

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    But one of our guys are the size of the building. (...or so I was told .... no evidence to support the statement)
     
  9. Viqsi where we're going we won't need eyes to see

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    That's kind of the impression I get, altho I've hesitated to say as much. He certainly has the same speedy-big-guy-who-scores approach.
     
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    It's hard to believe that this kid scored only 62 goals in 3 years in the OHL-until one looks at his teammates. In his final season of juniors, I counted 7 forwards (including Anderson) who have played in the NHL. His ice time and PP time was probably very limited due to all the talent on that team.

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0008142014.html
     
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    https://thehockeywriters.com/blue-jackets-josh-anderson-emergence/

    Interesting article especially the part of how it could impact Cam. I'm sure lots of you will say keep them both but at some point the cap will become an issue. If Cam scores 30 goals plus or minus a few it will depend on what he wants and what he thinks other teams will offer. If he is looking 6 million plus I could see him being dealt. Problem will be Jackets can't trade him at the deadline if they are a serious SC contender. On the other hand if they wait then he's only bringing a draft pick for his rights.

    If Andy is continuing to show 1st line performance and OB is on fire I could see trading Cam at the deadline if it brought a really good return. Of course the UFA factor will dampen it even then but it has to be better than a 3rd or 4th for his rights.

    Very interesting to see how this unfolds.
     
  12. CPTN71 Boomer Lives On! Sponsor

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    I really don't think there are any questions if he's getting $6 million plus on his next deal... the only question is whether or not that is with the Blue Jackets or not.

    But yeah ... interesting indeed. In terms of big names I have a feeling in the next 1-3 years we are losing one of Bob, Panarin, Atkinson.
     
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    I’m pretty sure Andy’s favorite player growing up was Nash....I’m sure there’s a link out there

    But yes I could see him turning into a more engaged Nash-like player. He’s a good mix between Nash and Wayne Simmonds.
     
  14. Martin Sloan yeah, that's walking distance...

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    He's playing 14-16 minutes a game, other than this last one, and there's never been even a hint of a trade request. This is absurd. Kypreos has no earthly ****ing clue what he's talking about.
     
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    There's hundreds of players that are upset with their minutes. Not a story. The reason they mentioned Anderson is because of the Leafs/Habs interest in him.

    Anyways I highly doubt he'd be moved. Much more likely a smaller RW goes. The team is suddenly pretty small without Anderson.
     
  17. leesmith Still in. Sponsor

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    Candidly, unless our forwards are playing 20 minutes a game, I WANT them to be hungry for more ice time.
     
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    Anderson's minutes last game has more to do with Dubinsky going down than anything else.

    38 - 17 - 34 was our best line through the first 2 games. Nothing against Nash but when Dubinsky went down Torts started blending the line. That means players went up and down the lineup. Anderson was one of those players.

    Had Dubinsky stayed healthy, I think the line stays together and gets top-6 minutes.
     
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    I thought Anderson just got bumped down because they needed him to carry the 4th line / get Bjorkstrand some shifts up the lineup.
     
  20. DJAnimosity just here to complain about the complainers Sponsor

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    Sounds like HNIC is really reaching on this one.
     
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    Yeah that's the reasoning, but if Dubinsky were healthy I doubt they break up the line even to help other lines.
     
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    HNIC suspicions confirmed.
     
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    Kid is yet again leading the team in goals just like last year pre inury but of you look on the mains hes a 3rd liner a best.
     
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    Let's hope he continues his play at this level. Seems to have all the tools.
     
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    Andy is a beast. He's got size, speed, toughness and can score.

    I think the terms top 6/bottome 6 are outmoded as ideally teams are built with a top line, middle 6 and a 4th line. On good teams the middle 6 include some capable scorers on each line. And on really good teams oneor two of the fourth liners can play up. For me, Andy is an ideal middle six guy and one of those capable goal scorers on that group. And he brings it pretty much all the time.
     
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