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12-21-2011, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Johnson's biggest problem defensively has been when he is caught standing. Along the boards, he's rock solid, but in terms of covering the open ice, his head needs to be on a swivel and he has to be aware of what is in front of him and behind him. What's good is that these flaws can be fixed with more experience and coaching. His defensive game gets exposed when the Kings start running around in their own end, chasing the play.
Despite the Kings impressive defensive statistics, "running around in their own end" was a common problem under TM (especially in the playoffs). If Sutter can sure up this aspect of LA's game, JJ may stand to benefit the most of any player.

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