Player Discussion: Tyler Johnson

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  1. Bolt 45

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    Hoping TJ, Killorn, and Paquette have all been saving up for this run. Cally, too. I'd be happy with just two guys from that list finding their Cup run gears again.
     
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    Like I said: playoff beast. We need to keep this guy.
     
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    This might be the first season TJ managed to stay healthy more/less all year.
     
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    The Gongshow Coopers gonna Coop

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    I've missed playoff Johnson
     
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    WHAT DID YOU JUST DO?!?!!!
     
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    Knee-to-knee hit coming next game.:(
     
  7. Steazy Doo

    Steazy Doo sloppy b o y e

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    Johnson playing this good makes me happy
     
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    ****. I'm really bad at this sometimes. :p
     
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    Herbert Lewis FL to AK Bolts fan

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    TJ and Point are my 2 favorite Bolts. Most of you guys dumped on TJ forever. SIGH...............
     
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    I will NOT BE COMBATIVE!!!!!!!!!................but...................
     
  11. Bolt 45

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    To be fair, he hasn't really been tonight's version of TJ in forever. If it makes you feel any better, I immediately felt bad about dumping on him as soon as I saw him turn into the old TJ again.
     
  12. FinnLightning26

    FinnLightning26 Angery TB fan

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    Nice article. It's not a suprise that free agents on the smaller side want to come here like Barre-Boulet recently did. We've already made two players like that, Johnson and Gourde, into great NHL players.
     
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    Guys, no way they can hit another gear in the playoffs. The way they are playing they’ll be gone in the first round. You can’t just turn it on and off...this is not a cup contender.

    Wait a few days ...

    I totally called Johnny hitting another gear in the playoffs. God I love being right all the time.
     
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    You have to wonder if he sacrifices part of his game for the sake of longevity now. I don't think it's a coincidence that he always goes beastmode in the playoffs... until he inevitably gets injured in the later rounds.
     
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    TJ turns into a different machine in the playoffs time and time again. I really think TJ and Kilhorn both are playoff performers. Palat had a great game too. All around I think if the Bolts can slow down HALL we win in 5.
     
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    Yeah because him disappearing for long stretches of the season has nothing to do with it. Sigh.
     
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    Maybe, which I suppose is understandable (even if it's frustrating to watch). At the same time, he had an interesting quote about missing the playoffs last year. He noted that it was the first time he'd ever missed the playoffs in any league, on any team. You can read any number of things into that quote, but it was an interesting window into the way he approaches the game, and views winning. Maybe he is a big-picture, ultimate prize kind of competitor who just finds his stride when he can actually see the carrot he's chasing. Who knows. At least for this year, I'm not going to over think it, and I'm just going to enjoy beastmode TJ (and Killorn, Palat).
     
  18. Rschmitz

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    There is something to the bit that TJ saves himself for the playoffs, because he morphs from a perimeter player into a guy who is going to get dirty. If it was just that though, he wouldn't catch so much heat. To me it is more of a focus thing. The vast majority of the time when I was yelling at TJ through my screen, he made a mental mistake. TJ completely focused and willing to sacrifice his body can carry this team on his back.
     
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    Lol. Watching him in the regular season the past two years, I always imagined him shrugging and reminding guys to have fun, that it was just a game, and not to be too hard on themselves or take things too seriously. Chuckling, and lightly chiding himself every time he made a mistake, like, "Oh, Tyler, Tyler, Tyler... you ol' bonehead!"

    Not fair to him, by any stretch, but his head seemed elsewhere on many nights.

    Edit: To clarify, I would generally imagine the above scenario in games where we were losing big to a bottomfeeder. And yes, I'm a crappy fan, I admit it. But I really do love these guys, deep down, at the end of the day.
     
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    He is a 50 point guy in regular season and is paid like a 50 point guy..but then if you take his playoff performance into play that's a good deal! Big fan of TyJo for sure!
     
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    his deal will be a steal in a couple of years if he can stay healthy.
     
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    I'm mad at TJ.

    He turned the switches on for his line.
    He turned the switches on for the defense and Vasy.
    He turned the switches on for the 3rd and 4th line.

    He forgot to turn on the Stamkos switch. Come'on man!:sarcasm:
     
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    To be fair Stamkos has never shown that he has that switch. Or maybe his is just wired in reverse.
     
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    Yeah it is weird. Even Kucherov seems to be his old self, making plays and producing. Stamkos on the other hand is just blending in. I mean I kind of expected it, just wish he would show up from time to time during the playoffs.
     
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    Johnny be good
     
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