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05-23-2013, 10:38 PM
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yave1964
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As a Wing fan if the CBJ tire of him, toss him our way.

The problem that I see is the older players he saw as he joined the organization were not the right ones to set as his role models. Nash requesting a trade and all the nonsense that went with that. Carter wanting to play somewhere else. Brassard getting sat down because of his failure to play defense.
Now all of these guys are fine hockey players but they were the three biggest clubhouse faces/voices when Johansen broke in, and all three at that moment in their career were poison. Johansen needs a veteran (Jack Johnson maybe?) to sit him down and get him dialed in. He has the talent, there is no doubt to be at least a solid second or at worst a solid third line forward for many years, the change in regimes will help but his peers need to get him reigned in as well. If not, he could wind up another Brassard/Voracek starring for another club down the road. This is really the first real test for the new GM. Hope it works out.
Good luck in the new division next year.

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