Thread: Player Discussion: Marcus Johansson
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06-08-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
When Kesler and Bolland...
I understand what you are saying. I'm not a against teams hanging on to their young players to reap larger returns at a later date. VAN and CHI were right to do this with Kesler and Bolland. In MoJo's case, I'm comfortable in projecting the end product to be substantially different than a Kesler or Bolland -- you've read my comparables above. The point production may end up being similar but he'll lack those all important "intangibles". MoJo is a nice player but he doesn't fit the mold of a playoff 2C IMO, in particularly if his superior clone, Backstrom, is playing 1C.

It is as a 3C then that MoJo becomes a luxury, IMO, especially when you consider his trade value (to acquire the ideal 2C -- a la Kesler and Bolland) and the fact that you can get a replacement 3C as a UFA (eg, Goc), through trade (eg, McClement), internal promotion (Gordon, Sjogren, or eventually Eakin) without to much blood, sweat or tears.

If you can get the right 2C without sacrificing MoJo, then by all means, do it.

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