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Sports Josh Anderson says he can't wait to get started with the Canadiens

04:21  10 october  2020
04:21  10 october  2020 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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The Canadiens signed a big left-winger as the free agent market opened Friday, but his name is Brandon Baddock and not Taylor Hall.

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General manager Marc Bergevin said the Canadiens showed interest in Hall and, when asked to access the chances of landing the former Hart Trophy winner, he said “until the player signs somewhere else, there’s always a possibility.”

Of course, Bergevin would face a major challenge if Hall did agree to come to Montreal. After signing newcomer Josh Anderson to a seven-year, US$38.5-million contract, and restricted free-agent defenceman Victor Mete for $735,000, the Canadiens have only about $3.9 million in cap space and Bergevin wants to keep $2 million for a rainy day.

In a league that values certainty, the Anderson contract was a win-win for the player and the team. Bergevin has been looking for a power forward since he arrived in Montreal and the 26-year-old Anderson fits that description, The contract avoids unrestricted free agency — Anderson was in a position to become s UFA next year — and covers what should be the most productive years of Anderson’s career.

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Anderson, who said he would have been willing to gamble on himself with a one-year deal with an eye toward signing a long-term  extension in Montreal next year, gets the security of a long-term deal.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be in Montreal for the next seven years,” Anderson said in a conference call.  “In my situation it was a no-brainer to sign an extension because I think they’re on the right path with so many key pieces. I want to be a part of that.”

A shoulder injury limited Anderson to 26 games last season, but he said he’s 100 per cent healthy after undergoing surgery.


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“I’ve never been more confident,” Anderson said. “I’m healthy, I know what I  bring to the table. I know what I’ve done in this league. I’m not going to be less physical. I’m still going to play my game.”

The 6-foot-3, 222-pounder said he’s come a long way since he was overlooked in the OHL draft and he likes to prove people wrong.

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“You have to go out there and prove yourself,” Anderson said. “I was thankful to play (junior hockey) in  London where I was taught to play the right way under Dale Hunter and Mark Hunter, who formed me into the player I am now.”

Anderson said he wasn’t concerned abut the pressure that comes with playing in Montreal

“You have to thrive under pressure, you can’t hide from it,” Anderson said. “If you’re being held accountable night in and night out and playing the right way and being a consistent hockey player, you’re going to do well. If you’re not playing well, you’re going to hear about it. That’s something you want.”

The Canadiens made a pitch for forward Wayne Simmonds on Friday, but he opted to sign a one-year deal with  the Toronto Maple Leafs for $1.5 million.

“We talked to him and expressed our interest, but he decided that he wanted to play in Toronto, which is his hometown,” said Bergevin, who confirmed that Montreal offered Simmonds more money.

In addition to Mete, Bergevin re-signed restricted free agent Xavier Ouellet to a two-year, two-way contract. His NHL salary is $725,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year. He’ll earn $425,000 in the AHL. Baddock, a career minor-leaguer, signed a two-way deal.

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