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12-03-2012, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Eggers View Post
I'll tell you one thing about Ben Johnson, that kid has some wheels, and a Parise-esque motor that did not quit. And he's REAL good defensively. From that Kitchener/Windsor game I watched, he's mostly being relied on in the defensive zone on a crash and bang sorta line. He showed some soft hands on his goal and he surprised me with his vision a couple times, but he looks to be pretty average offensively. But the hockey sense is there. I can understand why people got a "Henrique" impression from him, but I don't think we can expect an offensive epiphany out of Johnson. He could be a real dependable bottom 6 guy in the future though.
People really need to stop with that Henrique comparison. What you just described is a less offensively gifted Helm and from what I`ve seen, that`s a fairly accurate assessment of him. People should not expect him to produce at a high rate, even less while playing on a struggling team. What they should expect is what you said, quickness and top notch defense mixed with a little bit of an offensive spark.

He could become a valuable bottom 6er.

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