Thread: Proposal: Bobby Ryan To Washington
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11-04-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
Johansson and Holland were taken in the same draft and are only separated by a couple months in age. Holland has a grand total of 4 NHL games played. Johansson already has two full seasons in the NHL on a much more competitive team, and has been a productive player in that time. It's pretty obvious who's the better bet to be a long term solution as a #2C.
Johansson wouldn't have beat out Koivu for the second line center position in Anaheim the last two years and would have been left in juniors/AHL as well. As far as a "much more competitive team" goes, the Capitals only have 8 and 12 more points the last 2 seasons - swap divisions from the doormat southeast to the hypercompetitive Pacific and those numbers could easily flip - the Ducks are 6-4-2 vs the Southeast and the Capitals are 3-9-1 vs the Pacific over the last two years. All that's obvious is that Johansson has been proven to put up points when he has an all-star on his wing. Holland hasn't had a chance to prove anything one way or the other, and his AHL play indicates he deserves that shot.


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