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08-28-2013, 12:25 AM
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Johnson Expectations?

Just curious what you guys expect from Eric Johnson this year. He is a constant enigma, so much talent, so few results, yet still very young.

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08-28-2013, 12:29 AM
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My guess is he will continue to struggle but plays better than last season

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Hard to say. What would you expect of Brent Seabrook playing next to Matt Hunwick or who ever it is? Not much.

I dont think his point production will jump though. 4-5 goals, 20-25 assists.

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He's got 2 years left in Colorado before we probably ship him off.

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35 points.

Says the guy with Johnson as his avatar

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in terms of points?

30 points in a good year

18-24 realistically.


he'll be solid on the back end as usual.

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08-28-2013, 02:26 AM
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40 points, I'm optimistic under Roy.

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08-28-2013, 06:16 AM
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My guess is he will continue to struggle but plays better than last season
Good thing is, he cant do worse offensively.
If he plays 25 min per game next season,like he should with this team he will get 30 points.

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08-28-2013, 09:28 AM
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To be honest as long as he stays solid defensively, I'm content with a 30 pt season.

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08-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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He'll continue playing excellent next to whatever crap we throw out next to him until Barrie's ready to take that job. From that point on he'll put up a 30-35 point pace with his usually exquisite defending.

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Even strength, probably poorly, unless miracles happen.

Hopefully he should get some more points on the powerplay if he gets played on the point and takes more than one shot every three shifts.

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He's got 2 years left in Colorado before we probably ship him off.
Right... Johnson's the problem. Not the fact that he plays on a defensive squad where our board's hope of improvement rests on the shoulders of a 22 year old, 5'10, defenceman who put up 13 points in over 30 games.

In terms of expectations, points wise, I'd say 25-30.

In terms of actual play, my expectation would be he makes good breakout passes consistently, logs a lot of minutes against the top lines, and gets his shot through on the 2nd PP. Throws the occasional big hit, and maybe becomes a bit more aggressive offensively.

I think 25-30 points is a safe bet if he is healthy. However, if Roy and Foote help him get his confidence back, I don't see why he couldn't get up to around 35 points. Regardless, I think his defensive game will make up for his lack of scoring, and people will be counting him as a top 30 defenceman again. Especially if he makes Team USA.

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I expect he will be worse than 1/2 of the Oilers defensemen as per the usual on HFB.

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He'll perform at 673 millipetry.

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What I expect? 10g 30a 40p while averaging 24+ minutes per game.

What I think will happen? 4-6g 15-20a while averaging ~20 minutes per game.

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He'll perform at 673 millipetry.
If even. Sometimes I wonder of we shouldn't have just traded the first overall to the oilers for petry. We'd probably have a won a cup by now somehow.

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I expect him to continue to go by Erik.

Seriously I'm surprised it went this far without someone pointing it out

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What I expect? 10g 30a 40p while averaging 24+ minutes per game.

What I think will happen? 4-6g 15-20a while averaging ~20 minutes per game.
Agree with this...think he'll be our best D still but not dominating. Would love 24+ a game from him

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He can start by learning how to get his shot on net.

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Wouldn't be surprised to see him back to his usual self, last season was just a fluke. People seem to forget there was a time when he was actually playing really solid for us.

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I don't expect much to change because the organization doesn't seem to want to help him by getting him the right partner. He'll continue to be asked to do too much, and at this point in his career it's probably stagnated his development as he might have just settled into playing a more simple defensive game.

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08-28-2013, 01:52 PM
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I have high expectations under Roy.

He won't be required to be our go-to offensive guy anymore with players like Barrie, Benoit and (maybe) Elliott. He can either just be a bomber on the first PP unit or be a comfortable second unit guy. At even strength, his first-pass will be an asset, while his rock solid defensive game will be a huge cornerstone for the blueline.

For point totals, I would say 25-30 is a safe bet, even though I think that part of his game is over analyzed by everyone.

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12 goals 32 assists (40% of it coming on the PP)

Wilson + EJ prove a very effective pairing on ES (at least during the 60 games Wilson plays)

EJ+ROR play points on PP1 with EJ bombing 1 timers with confidence finally


lofty expectations, I know, but just a gut feeling he will break out this year having an aggressive and demanding coach behind the bench.

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12 goals 32 assists (40% of it coming on the PP)
Better hope he spent all summer practicing that one timer. I still think the only way he would score that many points is if he played the game like he did when he first got to Colorado. Sacco just gave him all the minutes, and didn't care if he made mistakes.

Personally, I think that mentality is gone from his game. He's talked about nothing except trying to be good defensively. Maybe this will be the year he doesn't get judged on point production, but instead his overall game.

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08-29-2013, 11:51 AM
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He needs to play the left side on the pp, that way the puck doesnt have to cross his body to get his one timer off quick. Thats the same way he scored his two goals at the world championships, and the same exact way stamkos scores 99 percent of his goals.

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