Thread: Speculation: Jack Johnson
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01-23-2010, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerFan10 View Post
This is just an assumption on your part. Johnson gets 20+ minutes a game most nights. If you're basing it solely on his +/- and reputation as an offensive defenseman I think you're wrong.
I'm basing it on this article:

And yes, partly on his +/- as well. Doughty goes against the best players too, and he's +14 to Johnson's -18.

That's not to say that Johnson won't be better than both Rozy and Girardi in a couple years. I guess the question is, does Lombardi believe that Johnson will continue to progress defensively?

I haven't seen him play outside games against the Rangers, so maybe I'm completely off base. I just thought it might be an avenue worth exploring.

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