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12-30-2012, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Le Golie View Post
I believe the coach at Ann Arbor might be the reason the Jets ask him to join the big club next year. If anyone is unfamiliar with the history there with Jack Johnson/Red Berenson, here's how Kings GM Dean Lombardi feels about Michigan:

"During a recent interview, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi explained that Johnson is learning his craft…belatedly.

“This guy has never had any coaching [at the University of Michigan],” Lombardi said. “Jack just did what he wanted.”

“Michigan is the worst.” Lombardi added. “For hockey people, if you’ve got a choice between a kid—all things being equal—one’s going to Michigan and one’s going to Boston University, you all want your player [going to Boston University]. Michigan’s players—[head coach] Red [Berenson] doesn’t coach. It’s ‘do what you want.’ He gets the best players in the country.” "
Ya we've had this discussion here before. Most think that was more part of JJ's nature and not his environment. There have been other defenseman that have come out of there with out the same problems.

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