Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Johansen Sent Down to Springfield
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02-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Saad Panda
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Maybe other guys "deserved" to be demoted more, but Johansen's case is different. I think I've already outlined my opinion well, and I think this is a good move. Richards said Johansen didn't seem surprised, and I assume he is taking the move in stride. I see nothing wrong with it given our team's situation, regardless of whether or not he has out-performed others on the roster. Again, it's about him, not anyone else.

As for not playing Joey with one or two of our draft picks – I don't there is another single guy on the roster I'd want beside them. Joey is responsible. He's been trusted late in games and has not been a disappointment. He thinks the game the way the the Dubinskys, Folignos, Umbergers, Dorsetts, etc don't. Not playing these picks with Joey would lead to similar offensive struggles Johansen is having because their linemates wouldn't be able to keep up with them offensively. Aside from Mackinnon, that is. He could spin the wheel without much help.

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