Mike "The Punching Bag" Johnson appreciation thread
You gotta feel bad for this guy. Not only does he eat knees and elbows all the time, but he also eats pucks to the head, sticks to the hands, etc. Has anyone noticed this? He's as unlucky with those as Bulis was great at missing open nets. It says a lot.
The guy is just so unlucky but keeps getting back up and playing hard for us.
I wish he threw more big hits.... I think he has at least the potential to be a Begin-type player with a little more skill, but Begin clearly has more heart. That said, for a 3rd liner I don't think we could have asked for better than Johnson... he has been really solid.
No way. Does not like the corners, will never go in first.
He's a solid, two-way player, but this team is just not gritty/tough enough. It's not Johnson's fault, but he doesn't help in that category either.
I must be watching a different Habs team, because I can swear that He pounces on the puck in the corner if its between him and the other guy..he'll play the puck and take the hit to keep the possesion... i've seen this alot from Him and Perez actually...i'd say he's pretty gritty
Johnson has become one of my favorite player on the team.I just love his work ethic and intelligent way of playing.I also hope that he sign with us after then end of the season.A 2 or 3 years contract would be great.
Definitively an improvement over Jan "Top Six" Bulis
He's ok. Perfect third line guy. Doesn't like to get hit at all, but he as good speed, can make a pass and has an underated shot.
Not sure how many guys actually LIKE to get hit. Can't say i think Johnson is afraid to get hit if that is what you are implying. Guy plays a good game in my books. Can't see what there is to complain about.