Brent Johnson will be fine. If he still wants to play hockey, he can probably hold tight and wait for some goalies to go down or hit a cold spell. Could also probably going to Europe or Russia and make a pretty penny for a few years to pad his nest egg for retirement, as he probably only has a couple more years of physically being able to play hockey left. He'll be fine.
I think he is just at the point now where his body cannot take the rigors of the NHL. He seemed to get slower each season and there is just no way to compensate for loss of speed these days. I imagine his hips are nearly destroyed by this point as well. The long-term health impacts from butterfly goaltending over the next 10 years will be interesting.
I liked him as a person but it was time to replace BJ and bring in someone who is going to challenge Flower in being better. The competition is going to be better and I expect this duo to be the best since our early Cups of the 90's
Maybe make Johnson the goaltending coach in place of Meloche. Or if Bales has to have that job, then make Johnson the goalie development coach. I am of the opinion that Meloche like Lebeau may have had the league pass them by.
do we need to offer a job to every ex player with a good personality?
No we do not. My argument for offering Johnson a job is that Meloche has been passed by in the league. He has been with the Penguins for at least a decade. I was wondering if a new voice in the lockerroom for the goalies would be a way to get another step forward. Plus since MAF knows him already he might not be a put out in the event of Meloche leaving. Just my opinion. I am not a GM so i do not know.