LA Kings v. Dallas Stars: THOUGHTS, TIDBITS, AND COMPLAINTS!
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03-28-2010, 09:45 PM
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Ok, check Jack's turnover stats. You're being biased and it's making you wrong regarding his tendancy to turn the puck over. Yes, he peeled off on the PP yesterday and then regrouped but if you don't think he made the right decision doing so you again are biased. There was a forward line change which would have made the play a 4 on 1. One of your biggest beefs with Brown is that he does exactly what you condemn JJ for not doing. He made the right play. I won't even respond to you saying he can't hit the net since I already did. Terry Murray even mentioned Jack as one of the teams best passers because he sends the puck to a point instead of where the player was. Are you really dogging Jack for not using wrist shots? Jarred Stoll man. Jarred Stoll.
You are so wrong about not using his teammates. You are just talking out of your ass to help your debate. Jack defering to his teammates is his biggest offensive issue. He doesn't shoot the puck nearly as much as he should. Please don't ever talk like you know what his teammates are thinking. Unless you have an open line to his teammates and discuss their trust of Jack don't talk at all. There is no signs of that on the ice.
There is really no sense in highlighting any particular portion of your post, because it is all 100% factually incorrect. It's not even a matter of differing opinions - it's just false.
You are stating things that are not happening. Sorry man, you are just flat out wrong about this issue.
And one point of clarification, I am not talking about just the powerplay - the bigger issue is that he holds the puck too long on the breakouts and misses opportunities to hit fowards in stride.
There is a definite reason why his +/- is so bad - his decision making leads to less offensive possession and increased attack time for the opponent. This is fact, and not opinion. He sags in off the blueline allowing easier attack angles, and simply doesn't do much with the puck.
It's not a question of pure skill - of course he is capable of passing well. The problem is the decision making - he makes the wrong plays at the wrong time.
My only bias is pro-
. Every player has a bad game from time to time, but the two players who consistently make the same mistakes, never learning from them, are Jack Johnson and Dustin Brown. Both of those two make terrible decisions both with and away from the puck, and they are simply not improving. Neither deserves the minutes they are getting, and they are hurting the team with their play.
The only acceptable defense for Johnson is that he is young, inexperienced and has probably played twice as much hockey this season than he ever has in one year before.
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