Josh Anderson’s lethargy is a topic that comes up constantly in Canadian news. After 29 games, the striker has only scored one goal. An empty gate. Since part of his job involves moving the ropes, we may wonder if Martin St-Louis is considering giving him some fresh air on the bridge.
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“No,” he replied. The day a player gives up on himself, a coach can decide to give up on him and leave him aside. This is not the case with Josh. In terms of attitude, work ethic and commitment, he’s there.”
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Currently, Anderson’s only demotion is from the first wave of the massive attack to the second.
“I have great respect for Martin as a coach. He played many games in the NHL. “The fact that he continues to take advantage of me the way he does shows that he still has trust in me, in what I do,” said Anderson, clearly very grateful.
In addition, the above-mentioned features are also highly regarded among devotees. They had to be seen and heard on Wednesday evening when the number 17 of St-Louis was chosen to start on the 12e and final round of the shootout. Seeing him score against Alex Nedeljkovic would have been a great story.
In living memory, never has a Canadian player who experienced similar lethargy received so much support from the public. In fact, we have often observed the opposite phenomenon.
“It means a lot to me to see them supporting me like that,” Anderson said the day after that 4-3 loss. “I definitely would have liked a different ending, but hearing them encourage me like that was so really cool.”
“Montreal is an exceptional place to play hockey. Even more so when things are going well. But to see the support the team and players receive is heartwarming.”
A roll of toilet paper
Receiving that love and support definitely feels good. Because like any workplace, when something goes wrong, we spend the whole way home thinking about it.
“It’s very difficult. At first I watched sequences, I watched games. “For some time now I’ve been trying to let go a little more,” he said. But when I show up on the ice, I keep working every day, shooting pucks and tell me that they will end up on the net at some point.
“Every day you wonder if you’re going to get out of this lethargy and end up finding the end of the net,” he continued. At the same time, I try to contribute in a different way by staying true to my style of play and continuing to give my best every day.
In short, the Colossus’s confidence is compromised. And as is the case in these cases, the resulting snowball effect only makes the situation worse.
“When your confidence is low, you look at the game like you’re looking through a roll of toilet paper,” the Canadian head coach explained. On the other hand, when you are full of confidence, you feel like you have eyes in the back of your head. And the transition from one level to the next doesn’t happen with a snap of your fingers.”
This is done by scoring goals. We wish that for him.
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