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02-23-2012, 10:19 PM
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Les Wynan*
 
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Just to expand upon and hopefully put an end to the discussion from the previous iteration of this thread...

Even if you don't see what I see when I watch Jack Johnson (a dude with absolutely nothing between the ears, at least in terms of how to play hockey when his team doesn't have more guys on the ice than their opponents) there's no denying the numbers; he's been dead last on the Kings in both Corsi and goals against per 60 minutes of ES time each of the past four seasons despite always receiving favorable zone starts and never facing anything more difficult than second-tier competition.

Also for a guy who's supposedly an "offensive defenseman" he finished with fewer ES points per 60 than noted dynamo Barret Jackman last season, is on a similar pace this year and, apart from 09-10, has consistently been 100th or worse among NHL d-men in that category.

The Jackets just traded their best all-around forward, one of the best two-way forwards in the league, for a Marc-Andre Bergeron clone making $4.5mil for the next 6 years. Eat your heart out, Howson.

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