Jack Johnson will play for Michigan

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  1. Motown Beatdown

    Motown Beatdown Need a slump buster

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    and not sign with the Canes


    http://www.detnews.com/2005/wings/0508/30/D04-297556.htm


     
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    Sounds like he wanted a guarantee that he'd be up in Carolina.
     
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    Good, looking forward in watching him playing for Michigan.
     
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    This was pretty much inevitable.
     
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    Wasn't the Detroit News also the one who initially reported that Jimmy Howard was NOT going to sign with the Red Wings and stay at Maine?

    I'm a little skeptical but I hope that it is true and Johnson will be donning the maize and blue this fall. I'm really looking forward to seeing him play.
     
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    jj committed to michigan when he was 14, nothing was keeping him away. i think he held out for the most maxed out clauses he could that were the easiest to get and a promise he wouldnt play in the minors. with all the extra d the canes have picked up that would be a tough promise - im glad he is going to college. very few 18 yrold dmen belong in the nhl - and im glad knowing the canes will now have him until he is at least 26. the canes are cheap, but his is one occasion where i dont mind it. i hope he has a great year in mich.
     
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    Agree 100%.

    Looking at the new CBA, where players become UFA's after 7 years of service, I don't see any 18 or 19 YO's playing unless they are going to be impact players. That's especially true for defenseman, who typically require add'l time before they can contribute.
     
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    JJ made the right decision; another year (or two) of development and then NHL.
     
  9. It wont hurt Johnson or Carolina in any way. He'll get top line minutes this way and the Canes will save the cap space. Also, Johnson won't reenter the draft like other draftees since he's going to college.
     
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    Win for both parties involved. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I'm in a hurry to see Johnson out there, but under the pretense that he's going to be a dominant defenseman when I do see him out there. This is one step towards making that happen.
     
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    They reported that it was highly unlikely, but that Howard was weighing his options. Nobody actually thought he'd sign.
     
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