Read: Calle Andersson Is Impressing The Rangers

In The Hockey News (12/17/12 issue), they look at 2012 4th four pick Calle Andersson who is playing in Sweden. They write that “Andersson was killing it on Farjstad’s junior squad with 9 goals and 17 points in 12 games, but only had one point in 18 games with the big club.”

Andersson is the youngest person on his team and one of the youngest players in the Swedish Elite League. He is averaging under 7 minutes a game in the SEL.


He finished the season playing 27 games for the junior team and 34 for the elite league team.

  • For the junior team, Andersson had 11 goals and 16 assists in 27 games.
  • In the elite league, Andersson had one goal and one assist in 34 games.

At Hockey’s Future, after the season, Leslie Treff wrote of Andersson that the Rangers see him as a potential PP QB down the line and he is one of the few offensive defensemen in the organization. He played very well against kids his own age and had three points in the World Juniors this past year. Andersson can play for Sweden in the World Juniors again this year and he is expected to spend the season in the Swedish Elite league.

He is expected to spend a few more seasons in Europe before coming to North America.


Corey Pronman, from Puck Prospectus, is a big fan and says, “Andersson is gifted puck-mover who can control the puck on an individual level well with a good panic threshold. He tends to make impressive plays coming out of his zone or from the blue line and his passes are always crisp and on target.”


READ MORE on Calle Andersson.

Gordie Clark told Blueshirts United that Andersson has been dominating the junior league over there. All the reports are that when a big goal or big play is needed he is doing that




430 comments
privatejet
privatejet

We definitely need more billboards and plane banners over the stadium. It still doesn't sound like Woody get "it". Keep the pressure on him till he does the right thing and fire Idzik!!

williamg1
williamg1

The #FireIdzik guys are asking for suggestions from fans on which potential GMs their going to demand using billboards. I know Jon Gruden just signed a contract, but if we get enough billboards we could possibly get him to breach it.

Brendan
Brendan

The FireIdzik idiots are going to fly a drone over the stadium on Sunday during the game? 


I hope they get arrested. 

williamg1
williamg1

@privatejet The only thing is: Woody doesn't see the billboards because he takes a helicopter to the facility. 

privatejet
privatejet

@Bent I bet NE fans did that. They would love for us to keep Idzik and everyone on the roster.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@williamg1

Joe Billboard.  I think he's currently the assistant GM and president of pro personnel for the West Billboard Billboarders.  They play in the BFL.


It's an outside of the box hire, but I think we should go for it.

soprano
soprano

@Brendan 

Why do you call them idiots? Those guys are true fans that love their team. They are just disgusted and they want change. I respect them for what they are doing.

Can't you see the passion they have for their team? How can you call those guys idiots. Come on Brendan, wake up!

bradysucks
bradysucks

Brendan you should wear your "I love Idzik" t-shirt to the game!

The fire Idzik guys are Heros !!!!

Brendan
Brendan

@privatejet No, it's being posted by Jets fans on twitter as a response to the FI crowd. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano Because they're idiots. I wouldn't be so hard on them if they weren't just so blatantly disrespectful to so many people. People paid to do what they're doing. The FI people are not professional football people. So they're essentially stating that their amateur opinion is more meaningful than those of Schneider and Polian and Woody and Rex and everyone else who says Idzik isn't the root of all the team's ills. 


Sports have been around for decades (modern-level), some over a century. The Jets fans are in unprecedented waters, MAKING HISTORY in a bad way in a year WHEN THEY'RE NOT EVEN THE WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE. How does that make sense? They're not heroes, or setting an example, they're just babies. Pure and simple. Everyone wants change, only a small number of people are going about it like adult-sized toddlers pitching a fit. 

fatrex
fatrex

@soprano @Brendan The fans shouldn't be involved with this kind of stuff, the mob is stupid. I agree Idzik needs to go, but this makes it a public mockery which could dissuade more qualified candidates from taking a chance on the Jets in future.

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks No, they're buffoons. You looking up to them is just sad and embarrassing. 

Brendan
Brendan

@roadyhorns Should I know who that is?


Also, I feel so guilty because I laughed. I blame you for this. 

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

They love their team. Don't you see that? They want to make a difference.... and they are trying. Good for them.

soprano
soprano

@fatrex @soprano @Brendan 

The fans should very well be involved. We, the fans, bring the money. We are very much a part of this team.

bradysucks
bradysucks

You looking up to Idzik is embarassing

The fire Idzik guys have every right to express their displeasure with our GM who has been terrible

This is a free country Brendan with free expression - good & bad !! You would like it otherwise but it won 't happen.

Fans have every right to be unhappy

Idzik has given them a terrible product

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@Brendan @roadyhorns 

The Seattle GM's take: give Idzik more time and let him hire his own coach.


Whatever.  I'm over it.  No one in this organization has proven they have much of a clue, from top to bottom.  They're going to wallow around at the bottom of division for the next decade.  Fire Idzik; don't fire Idzik.  It won't really matter.  Keep him and he'll continue to run the roster into the ground.  Fire him and someone else will come in to the mess he left.  It's going to take four years of drafts to rebuild this roster.  Especially as our core guys like Brick and Mangold go out to pasture.  I hate to be pessimistic, but we are screwed in many ways.

Brendan
Brendan

@roadyhorns Time, patience. People tore him apart for Aboushi last year, Aboushi is starting now. I just think people who want him gone won't hear ANY case to be made otherwise, when there is one. 


The way I look at it: guys much smarter than I am when it comes to the NFL are generally behind the guy and seem to think he's caught some bad breaks that amplified the teams issues. 

williamg1
williamg1

That's Genos competition at QB in 2015.

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano They're not going to make a difference. They're disrespecting people, good people, for the sake of being heard. They're narcissistic and are self-important putzes. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano We, the fans, are not paid football professionals. 


Would you criticize a plumber and tell him how to do his job because you put together some PVC drain pipe? 

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks Where have I ever stated I look up to Idzik. 


STOP FALSIFYING COMMENTS. IT'S PATHETIC. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Being much smarter than you Brendan is something most 3rd grade football fans have in common with Idzik's supporters (his competition)

We'll discuss fixing the Jets while you aspire to someday being almost as smart as Idzik's supporters who just happen to be competing against him and want him to keep his job.

(Rolls eyes)

Bklyn Dude
Bklyn Dude

@Brendan @roadyhorns 

Really don't care about Idzik, but what does it say about potential future candidates for GM if they get rid of John after two years on the job ? 

I wouldn't think this is such a good place for first time GM's.

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

It sucks that you see them that way. But everyone has their own opinions.

I respect yours and hope you respect mine.

I applaud them for what they are doing.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@soprano @bradysucks Do you think the Daily News gets embarrassed by the fans blasting a stupid and illogical Manish article, or do they look at the page views, nod and put a cigar on his desk?


If these people are going to go to the games, they make Woody happy. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

You spend your time calling people who are passionate about firing John Idzik idiots and I am the liar???

Idzik is a terrible GM

People who want him fired aren't idiots???

You're not gonna win the popular vote here

Read your own posts

Most Jets fans want Idzik gone

bradysucks
bradysucks

You are John Idzik's hero Brendan

You defend the man with a passion worthy of a love story

Where is Wolf when I need him to back me up??

(Ducks)

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Idzik drafted Aboushi, so that makes sense. 


Aboushi, regardless of why he started playing, is playing well. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano Applaud away, the rest of the country is pointing and laughing at us, because of them. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano It's NOT going to get Idzik out. If Idzik is fired, it's because Woody ultimately felt the team needed a new direction, not because 1000 pissy Jets fans put up a sign. 

fatrex
fatrex

@soprano @fatrex @Brendan The ramifications are deeper than that. Idzik DOES need to go, but it can't be because of a bunch of drunken sausage eating fans who decided to organize because their lives revolve around 16 weekends a year.

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano You buy groceries. Are you now an expert on food production? 


You buy movie tickets, can you now direct and produce major motion pictures? 


Paying money doesn't give you expertise. 

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks They're not idiots for wanting Idzik fired. They're idiots for how they're going about it. 

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex He's playing slightly above average, but if a slightly above average 5th round pick is one of two stars on your banner (after 3 first rounders and 18 picks), there is a problem.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @soprano I actually don't think that's true, I think Woody cares deeply about what the fans think

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

You are not making any sense. We pay for the product. When we ar dissatisfied with that product, we either trash it or try to return it.

Brendan, wake up!

bradysucks
bradysucks

They are not idiots for spending their money in a free country to get their message across to ownership.

The fire Idzik airplanes have gotten publicity and fan support. The reason for this is because people agree with the message.

The Jets have been terrible. They have among the most expensive tickets in the NFL and fans are not happy paying a lot for a terrible product

If some of those fans want to publicize their displeasure then God Bless Them!

They have every right to do so unless Woody Johnson gives them a refund

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano No. There are plenty of teams that suck. How many fans of the Falcons or Bucs or Raiders or Washington are going this route? THAT is why we get extra hate while those other teams get simple chuckles and people move on. The only team as bad as the Jets that's talked about as-much-or-more is Washington, for obvious reasons. 

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex I think you're kidding yourself if you think Woody is going to be bullied into deciding who runs his franchise by fans and a billboard. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano Stop saying "wake up!" please. I'm clearly awake. 


You paying for ENTERTAINMENT is no guarantee of satisfaction. Get over yourselves. 

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  They're idiots. 


They have a shade over 2,000 followers. They're not speaking for the masses. They're just idiots stamping their feet and holding their breath until they pass out trying to force Daddy (Woody) to do something they want. 

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex Bullied isn't what I mean but I think he really considers fan opinion, from a recent article "What I will say is that it is 50-50 if John returns right now. Don’t think for a moment that Woody doesn’t hear the fans. It is tough on him, he’s taking it personally. No one is working harder than this guy.”



soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

Brendan, you are clearly sleeping. Wake up!!

i read your posts all the time... all you do is defend, defend, defend.... your comments are tired. Wake up!

bradysucks
bradysucks

The Fire Idzik guys are paying customers of Woody Johnson

Maybe Woody should give them a refund. The product is terrible

This is a business. You have a terrible product that you charge a lot of money for and you are going to have angry customers

Sad you don't get this

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano That's laughable. So now Jets fans are "more fan" than other team's fans? 


What a childish POV. 

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Well yeah, every owner will be aware of the fans. I thought you meant he does to a point where he'd make a move not to upset fans. I don't agree with that. 

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@bradysucks


Sports are considered entertainment.  It's like Seinfeld said of fruit. "You don't get a guarantee."

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks "Maybe Woody should give them a refund."


And you called me naive before. Okay. 


"This is a business. You have a terrible product that you charge a lot of money for and you are going to have angry customers"


I get this. But instead of CEASING TO PAY FOR THE PRODUCT, these idiots continue to go to games, pay for tickets, concessions, etc. and putting money into Woody's pocket. You're literally taking away the incentive for owners not to lose (loss of money). Good job, guys! 


Tell me more about what business aspects of this I don't get, BS. I double-majored in finance and economics at a top-25 business school in the country. This is literally what I know better than anything. 

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

Brendan, you are too much.

I see that you argue with more fans here than anyone esle. I think YOU are the problem.

Wake up!

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex I think he's looking at the facts and the fan sentiment is the icing, it's hard to look at the body of work and be impressed with Idzik.

bradysucks
bradysucks

For all you know they will cease to pay for the terrible product Woody gives them as customers going forward!

The problem is they have already spent a lot of money on a terrible product. They are pissed. I know Woody won't give a refund - That was the entire point and it went right over your head !!!!

Like I said before - you charge people a lot of money for a crapppy product and you end up with a very angry fan base

williamg1
williamg1

Brendan's right. Just sit back and take it. You'll learn to like it.

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano You just argued that Jets fans are "more fans" than fans of other teams. Than RAIDERS FANS, whose team has sucked MUCH MORE and MUCH LONGER than the Jets over the past 1.5 decades. They wear costumes and sht to games. 


But yeah, we're more fans than they are. Great point, I'll go shut up now. 

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex But he is also privy to infinitely more information than we have. He knows what happened with Patterson, why DRC left, whether Idzik was too slow to act or dealing with difficult agents. Stuff we just have no access to. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano Okay, you'll be ignored going forward. Congrats. 

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks Yeah, that's their brilliant plan. Never mind the fact that as soon as those tickets become available, someone will buy them. 

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

Brendan, i said "maybe" Jet fans are more passionate. At least we have fans with large enough balls to put up billboards and fly banners to make a difference and help this team get better in the future.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex He does, but that insider access doesn't outweigh the obvious mistakes, from the drafting to that press conference.

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

wait a minute? We can put people on ignore where i don't have to read their tired comments?

How?

bradysucks
bradysucks

People have a right to protest

This does not make them idiots

It isn't like the protests have been violent. They have been peaceful

Idzik is making a lot of money and so is Woody Johnson and so are the players and coaches! The product is terrible. The fans invested top dollar.

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano You say "large enough balls," I say "small enough brains." 

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex I think you can't say that without knowing the insider information. 

Pete 57
Pete 57

The best way for a fan to show their displeasure is by NOT spending money on tickets, jerseys etc. the fireidzik guys are still going to games. That is all Woody needs to know. The pocketbook is how you get people to make decisions. Flying banners and billboards are a novelty, but there are MUCH better ways to communicate to ownership your displeasure.

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

Whatever you say Brendan, but those guys are disgusted and they are doing something about it. Good for them and good for the future of the Jets.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex I think all of the information you need to really know involves our record and quarterback situation

soprano
soprano

@Pete 57 

Pete, i agree. But i am still glad they are doing what they are doing. If the Jets decide on keeping Idzik another year, then maybe next season we can all stop attending games.

Brendan
Brendan

@Pete 57 Pete, you and your sensible ideas are really throwing a wrench into this whole PANIC AND CHAOS thing the FI.com crew is going for. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Lol

Peaceful protests by Jets fans are fine by me

Launch the airplanes with the Fire Idzik signs! Wave your towels !!

God Bless America - a land where Jets players, coaches, GM & owner are wealthy wealthy wealthy and charging their fans top dollar for garbage

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano No, not good for the future of the Jets. This is nothing but a fit by grown toddlers. If this becomes a normal thing, rooting for this team will become unbearable. 

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex But that's too pared down. The QB position is the single biggest reason the team is struggling, Idzik absolutely earned lumps for that.  But you can't just say "record and QB" because that's ignoring anything positive he did. The QB is his biggest sin, though, I agree with that. 

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano People would gladly take your place and go to games. 

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

Then leave. Go root for the Giants.

I am rooting for change. We all love the Jets. We all want the best. But those FI guys are trying to what they feel is right to make this team better.

You may not agree with their actions... that's fine... but they are doing what they believe is right. And you can't fault them for that.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex I don't even think qb is his biggest sin, drafting geno in the second round isn't devastating, it's not a sanchez like disaster. His most egregious sin to me is having the nerve to show up to training camp, in a passing league, with david nelson as his number 2 receiver. David Nelson had no business being on an NFL roster, let alone starting for an NFL team. Idzik has demonstrated very limited ability to identify impact players, there isn't one on this whole team.

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano Lol. So, the guy supporting his team is now the one being told to leave? That makes sense. 

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano 

Brendan, you missed my point. Here it is again.

We all love the Jets. We all want the best. But those FI guys are trying to do what they feel is right to make this team better.

You may not agree with their actions... that's fine... but they are doing what they believe is right. And you can't fault them for that.

Brendan
Brendan

@soprano No, your point gets immediately ignored when you resort to telling me to root for another team. 


"What they believe is right." 


Extreme example, but ISIS believes what they're doing is right. That alone is not justification for actions. 


I don't doubt that the intentions of the FI people and their motivation is coming from the right place (they want to see the team win). But you fail to acknowledge that they don't know how to build a winning football team. So the owner of a franchise worth over a billion dollars is supposed to listen to amateurs? Do you not see how silly that expectation is? 

soprano
soprano

@Brendan @soprano

Brendan i get what you are trying to say. But who the hell ever said those guy did know how to build a winning team?

They just want to see change like most of us do. The only difference between them and us is that we talk about it here on thejetsblog.com, and they actually put up billboards, and fly banners and make t-shirts and towels. They are trying to make a change for the better, not just talking about it amongst other fans. Respect that.