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02-01-2013, 04:47 AM
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I actually feel sorry for the Avs. Losing Craig and getting Brian Elliott in return, oh the horror.
Well, it got them Landeskog.

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02-01-2013, 04:57 AM
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In the future.... who knows. If Anderson keeps playing like this for a few years maybe we are forced to trade Lehner in 2 or 3 years? Quick wasn't supposed to be the long term starter in Los Angeles. It was supposed to be Bernier. But Quick has been too good for several years in a row.
Quick is only 3 years older than Bernier. Anderson is 10 years older than Lehner.

Lehner is still the longterm goalie for this team, and if we win the cup in the next ten years, it will be him in net.

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02-01-2013, 12:47 PM
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On TSN's fantasy report they suggest trading Anderson because he won't be able to keep up this level of play all season.

Jerks!

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02-02-2013, 01:20 PM
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It's actually not a crazy idea. I'm not saying I would do it, but his value is sky high right now and we might never get more for him. If some GM picked up the phone and offered us something just stupid for him, like a top pair young d-man and another very good prospect or very high draft pick, I would seriously consider it. No one will do that so, so I would be more than happy to keep him as our no.1 for the foreseeable future.

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02-02-2013, 01:37 PM
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Andersson's puck-handling needs work...

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And like Hasek, an adventure when going out of the net (like tonight)
I agree with HavlatMach9, Craig is an adventure when he leaves his crease to handle the puck. Surely the goalie coach has noticed this?! Maybe some stickhandling drills around the pylons or sth. Or 7 minute forearms workout to build up those wrists

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02-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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I agree with HavlatMach9, Craig is an adventure when he leaves his crease to handle the puck. Surely the goalie coach has noticed this?! Maybe some stickhandling drills around the pylons or sth. Or 7 minute forearms workout to build up those wrists
i get the impression that andy likes it that way. he likes getting in the action and is confident enough that he can cover up for whatever happens. guy gets bored back there stopping beach balls all game.

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02-02-2013, 02:09 PM
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i get the impression that andy likes it that way. he likes getting in the action and is confident enough that he can cover up for whatever happens. guy gets bored back there stopping beach balls all game.
Check it out next game. Opposing teams are going to be waiting on the (RHS) half-boards waiting for Anderson's weak-sister attempt to clear the puck. Now that the Spezz-dispenser is on the shelf, I don't think we can afford to be giving away any pucks. They may not all come back as beachballs.



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02-02-2013, 02:35 PM
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Anderson's puck handling isn't that bad at all, especially compared to other starting goalies around the league. He usually always makes the right play with the puck, and if a shot by him around the board gets stopped, he's back in position by that time anyway. I'd actually put Anderson top half in the league at playing the puck/communication with his defense.

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02-02-2013, 02:41 PM
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I guess it could be worse...Bishop handling pucks

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Anderson's puck handling isn't that bad at all, especially compared to other starting goalies around the league. He usually always makes the right play with the puck, and if a shot by him around the board gets stopped, he's back in position by that time anyway. I'd actually put Anderson top half in the league at playing the puck/communication with his defense.
I haven't seen enough of Lehner yet, so how would you rate Lehner's puck-handling versus Anderson? Lehner is...
A) much worse
B) slightly worse
C) about the same
D) slightly better
E) much better


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We're not watching the same game

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Anderson's puck handling isn't that bad at all, especially compared to other starting goalies around the league. He usually always makes the right play with the puck, and if a shot by him around the board gets stopped, he's back in position by that time anyway. I'd actually put Anderson top half in the league at playing the puck/communication with his defense.
Perhaps I should get some rose-coloured glasses.
Don't get me wrong, I love Anderson's game in net. It's only when he leaves the crease...


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02-02-2013, 03:16 PM
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If you think Anderson is a big liability leaving the net, you haven't played the goalie position. He almost does the perfect play with the puck, there are a couple times where he bobbles it a bit but notice it's because he wants to interfere with the play as to not give them a greater chance had the puck reached the opposing forward, he then sometimes wanders back slowly because he doesn't want to hurry back and have it bounce off him or get in his defenders way.

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02-02-2013, 03:36 PM
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Breakout season at 31 years old

But really, we're just seeing the same goalie now that was dominant for the Av's in 2010. He put up 38 wins that year, a 2.63 GAA and 7 shutouts. He was an absolute stud in the playoffs almost upsetting the Sharks and had that memorable 50 save game.

We're just seeing THAT Anderson.

Let's hope it keeps up and the work he did during the lockout pays off for him.

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02-02-2013, 04:20 PM
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For goalies, this is the time they usually break-out anyway. Very common.

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02-03-2013, 11:36 PM
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I think what's really impressive is he's only allowed 4 goals in his 3 losses. That's almost unheard of.

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02-04-2013, 07:41 AM
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Amazing that he still hasn't allowed a goal in 2nd and 3rd periods after 8 games.

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02-04-2013, 09:06 AM
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Puck handling is one of Anderson's strengths. He's one of the better puck handling goalies in the league & has been for a while. He may not be at the top of his game (in that area) at the moment but he's probably a bit rusty and getting used to a bunch of new D back there this year.

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02-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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When will this Andy have a day off?! My friend has Anderson in his fantasy team and it is irritating that Anderson plays every game.

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02-04-2013, 03:43 PM
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When will this Andy have a day off?! My friend has Anderson in his fantasy team and it is irritating that Anderson plays every game.
Probably when we have three games back to back to back. If it's two, he gets both.

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02-04-2013, 04:45 PM
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Perhaps I should get some rose-coloured glasses.
Don't get me wrong, I love Anderson's game in net. It's only when he leaves the crease...
Agree to disagree then. I still maintain when compared to the other starting 29 goalies in the NHL, Andy is better than most at puck play. If you want bad, my example would be Backstrom.

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02-12-2013, 10:46 PM
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Yeah....he's awesome.

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02-12-2013, 10:51 PM
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Call me when he gets a 50 shot shutou...

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Remember his first game as a Senator?

48 save shutout vs the Leafs in a 1-0 win

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02-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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Im wondering if Craig Anderson is the next Tim Thomas.

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02-12-2013, 11:09 PM
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Mostly post on the main boards, kind of a lurker here, but I posted this just now in the GDT:

Let's face it, as much as we all love and are looking forward to Robin Lehner, Craig Anderson is a phenomenal goalie in his own right. Don't shoot me, but I'm seriously considering the possibility that Anderson himself is the goalie this organization should go forward with, even beyond his current contract. Look at the Canucks' goalie situation. Cory Schneider is apparently their goalie of the future and was drafted in 2004 but is STILL waiting to fully take over the job. I mean, it's possible that Lehner plays yet another season in the AHL and then plays a couple seasons in Ottawa as a backup until Anderson is clearly past it.

I'm seeing it now: the Senators will have their own GOOD goaltending problem with Anderson and Lehner in the near future. Anderson has gone from a band-aid solution to a legitimate stud and Lehner is a future stud.

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Remember his first game as a Senator?

48 save shutout vs the Leafs in a 1-0 win
Stopped all shootout attempts too.

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