Thread: Confirmed with Link: Ryan Johansen staying in Columbus
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10-31-2011, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by leesmith View Post
If it were the AHL, I'd say send him down. But since that's not an option and it's juniors, keep him. He needs to develop by playing against men instead of boys.
Yep, that is a part of my reasoning to keep him too. The other parts are, there is little pressure on a rookie to be the 'go to guy' on a 2-9-1 team (the pressure is on the veterans) and the experience with NHL players can only help.

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