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10-22-2003, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Laperriere22
I hear you, but dealing Konowalchuk was unlikely to net any of those things anyway. You're focusing on the short-term, which is fine, but in the short-term, Johansson doesn't look like anything for the Caps at the moment because he's in junior.

Johansson is a very good prospect; a fair number of Avs fans aren't irate about losing Johansson in this deal, but having seen him play, they should be. I know you'll find Dario's (the HF writer you referenced) comments on the relevant thread on the Avs board and they echo what I'm saying. Getting Johansson was a mini-coup for the Caps at this time; it just doesn't look like it right now. If he stays healthy all year, he could challenge for a spot as early as next season.
He is exactly right.

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