Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jackets bring back Aaron Johnson
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07-05-2011, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Palinka View Post
Your recollection is correct.

Johnson's problem is that he's never been anything above a third-pairing defenseman or a fourth-line forward. That said, he's a nice guy and well-liked by his teammates, so that counts for something. He's an adequate injury replacement, but I'd expect him to spend most of the year in Springfield.
I often here this said about guys that don't quite stack up on the ice, and I don't really think its a bonus to be honest. Having friends on the ice with you can be as much of a detriment as a benefit. When that guy is screwing up, and he needs to hear it from a teammate, you don't want to have something friendship get in the way.

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