Josh Anderson: A Sound And Calculated Risk

On day one of the NHL Draft, before the first pick was announced, Canadiens’ General Manager Marc Bergevin was already busy working at improving his team. As he has often done, he sent shockwaves in the hockey world by completing another substantial transaction, this time with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bergevin sent packing newly appointed centre Max Domi to play for John Tortorella and added a third round pick to finally get his hands on that elusive power forward with size and grit for his top-6 in Josh Anderson.

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True Power Forwards And Who Might The Habs Target

In the hockey world, there are a few topics or definitions that aren’t clear and consistent from fan to fan, media personality to media personality and sometimes, even amongst those who work for NHL teams. We don’t have to look too far to find examples of that. The Norris Trophy is supposed to go to the best all-around defenseman. Most times, they give it to the best offensive defenseman although this year, they got it right by giving it to Roman Josi. The Selke Trophy, given to the best defensive forward, too often goes to forwards who play very little, if any, on the penalty kill. Again, they look at offense.

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