Jack Johnson for Luke Schenn
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05-04-2011, 04:14 PM
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Johnson and Doughty both had some untimely turnovers, Johnson in particular went through a couple stretches (that atrocious early eastern trip springs to mind) where he couldn't catch a break and wound up in the red over and over.
Johnson still has a lot of maturing to do as a player. I think some of the people suggesting he draws a high priority in the other team's game plan would be the first to admit that. He has to let the game come to him a little more on offense, play simpler. Too many head fakes and hesitations, too many giveaways. You have to like the confidence, just needs some minor adjustments. He's an asset on the power play but he misses the net too wide and too often, really needs to get better with that. Look at the guy with real cannons like Al MacInnis, he often just sent a fluttering wrister through to create opportunities and deflections and rebounds. More of that from the Kings' point guys and more activity down low would make a big difference without any strategical tweaks to the power play.
If you coupled the approach of Martinez with the ability of Johnson, you'd have a fabulously effective player IMO.
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