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Johnsson traded to the Devils
« on: October 10, 2020, 06:45:36 PM »

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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 06:45:48 PM »
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 06:48:36 PM »
Who the hell is Joey Anderson?
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 06:50:27 PM »
Anderson doesn't sound like much. 3rd round pick back in 2016. He's a 22 year old right shot winger who played 34 games with the Devils in 18/19 and 18 games in 19/20. Sounds like a two-way winger who can kill penalties at best.

Clearly just a cap dump, which is unfortunate but considering the circumstances not surprising.
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 06:52:20 PM »
Anderson doesn't sound like much. 3rd round pick back in 2016. He's a 23 year old right shot winger who played 34 games with the Devils in 18/19 and 18 games in 19/20. Sounds like a two-way winger who can kill penalties at best.

Clearly just a cap dump, which is unfortunate but considering the circumstances not surprising.
Why did they rush a cap dump? I felt like he might have some value with teams running out of FA options. Oh well, not much you can do when your injury prone. Wonder if there's anything else coming. Our 3rd line isn't looking great.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 06:54:29 PM »
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 06:56:57 PM »
Is this trade just based on rotating their first names and surnames?

(Ha, Herman beat me to this hot take)
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 06:57:07 PM »
Well Dubas sure has been busy the last 2 days

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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2020, 06:59:32 PM »
Captained the WJC team.

I think he?s a spare for now, like Boyd. Might be one of those AHL get?em before they break out checking forwards (Coleman - scoring)
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2020, 07:01:21 PM »
He averaged 1:58 in PK time in the 18 games he did play with the Devils last season so at least he's got that going for him.

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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2020, 07:04:16 PM »
He averaged 1:58 in PK time in the 18 games he did play with the Devils last season so at least he's got that going for him.

Definitely going to be groomed for the role Kapanen vacated, but with more brains.
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2020, 07:04:33 PM »
Don?t love the trade on its own, but, as part of the bigger picture, I understand it.
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2020, 07:10:38 PM »
A bit of an overview of Anderson from a Devils blog for those interested:

The general description of Anderson as a player is that he is a two-way winger. He understands and respects the concept of playing defensively. He can be a part of a penalty kill, which he has already proven at the professional level. He works hard and has had leadership roles with the USNTDP and in college. At 22, I have doubts as to whether he can be a significant scorer. I do think he can be a solid winger for a NHL team?s bottom six.

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Ultimately, I still have confidence that we could see Joey Anderson start the 2020-21 season with New Jersey instead of Binghamton. By no means it will be easy. Anderson needs to show up in camp and prepared to impress the coaches right away. Whether it is in drills, scrimmages, meetings, or exhibition games, Anderson will have the opportunities to impress the new head coach in Ruff and whoever will be on his staff and demonstrate his growth his the former assistant GM in Fitzgerald. He does have the advantage of having played over 50 games in the NHL and showing that he can at least play on a penalty kill in the NHL. Having both experience and being able to perform on a special team in the NHL could help tip the scales in Anderson?s favor. Can he do it? I think so. If he does, then I think he will make the roster right out of camp.

Seems like a guy who was in line to make the Devils roster this upcoming season, so maybe not a complete waste of space.

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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2020, 07:11:58 PM »
Why did they rush a cap dump? I felt like he might have some value with teams running out of FA options.

The flip side is that as teams commit cap space to FA's there'll be less teams willing to take on money. My hunch is that if the front office got the sense that there was serious interest in Johnsson from multiple teams, you'd have seen them hold on a while.
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Re: Johnsson traded to the Devils
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2020, 07:12:54 PM »
This was from a review of New Jersey's AHL team right before the season was stopped:

We've probably seen the last of him in the 607 unless we make the playoffs. Continued his strong play in Q3 albeit short, 4G in 7 GP. Will finish the AHL campaign with 15G 19A in 44GP. Played in every situation, and should bring that versatility to Newark in the future. Can see him consistently scoring 10-15 at the NHL level, with potential for more if he's given the ice time & special teams time he earned at the AHL level.
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