Confirmed with Link: Canucks name Ryan Johnson Player Development Consultant

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  1. y2kcanucks

    y2kcanucks I Am Negan Sponsor

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    On mobile so can't upload the tweet, but it's been confirmed by Sportsnet Dan Murphy.
     
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    Probably to teach shot blocking on the farm.
     
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    shot blocking! and faceoffs...........
     
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    Can we hire Bure and Mogilny to teach skating and shooting?
     
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    Block Moar Shots!!!
     
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    Shot block specialist he is. Good call by management for hiring Johnson.
     
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    So I assume this is just a replacement for Gagner, or are those different roles?
     
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    Didn't he always used to get hurt blocking shots when he was here too?
     
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    They would also seemingly always score after he blocked a shot and it went right to an opponent's stick.
     
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    come on torts, you meant to hire this guy--

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    I recall him being excellent at shotblocking and getting injured.
     
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    Hope the organization isn't handing out jobs to people just because they're likeable.
     
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    He was very good at blocking shots with the boot/laces part of the skate. I wonder if the bones in his feet look like pretzels now.
     
  15. Betamax*

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    This was the type of gig I envisioned they would have had for Manny Malhotra if he didn't want to give it one more shot at playing in the NHL.
     
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    Young superstar indeed :nod:
     
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    Bones do heal stronger so maybe they want to start them young.
     
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    I won't be happy until 2004 Plus/Minus award winner Marek Malik is in the organization.
     
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    Oh god...all I remember about this guy was Chicago faking a shot on their PP and then walking around him as he sprawled to block it. It worked every time...
     
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    They'll have to wait until he retires (he's with HC Innsbruck in Austria)

    I never understood why after making him look totally incompetent two years in a row they then signed him themselves.
     
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    One of the worst players I've seen in a Canucks jersey. Just terrible pro scouting to give a worn down veteran who is done in the league that kind of contract back then.

    People talked back then and still do how good he was at shot blocking/PK but honestly, he was horrible at that too. The only thing he was capable of doing was to jump fearlessly, mindlessly and late (because he was slow and didn't read the play properly) in front of a shot.

    That doesn't obviously matter here though. He was a great team player and probably does a good job in this role too.
     
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    He seems like a decent guy for the job. He always struck me as an intelligent, level headed guy with a ton of heart.
     
  23. Betamax*

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    I did a search to gauge what the feeling was for RJ at the time he was a Canucks. I found this particular thread to be quite funny:

    Get Rid of Ryan Johnson!!!!


    This was the OP's remarks back in 2009:

    :laugh:
     
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    Critiquing Ryan Johnson as a hockey player doesn't really have any impact on Ryan Johnson the "Player Development Consultant". It's been mentioned but some of the least accomplished players have gone on to become very good coaches.

    John Tortorella - the highest level he played at was the ACHL (which would later become the ECHL). He played a bit in Sweden in Division 1 (2 levels below the SEL).

    Alain Vigneault - was drafted and played 42 NHL games over 2 seasons. He played another 2 seasons in the AHL.

    Marc Crawford - bounced between the AHL and NHL for 9 years before retiring as a player.

    Scotty Bowman - played junior hockey in the Montreal system, but a fractured skull ended his playing career.

    Don Cherry - had a long and storied minor pro career but never got the call to the NHL.

    Tim Hunter - had a long NHL career, but he was primarily an enforcer. He's one of the better regarded assistant coaches and will likely get a head coaching gig some day if he wants it.

    Al Arbour - had a long playing career as a defenseman, but in over 600 games played, he scored 12 goals (70 points). He won 4 Stanley Cups as a player and another 4 as a coach. But he was never a high skilled player and his NHL playing career was punctuated with spells in the WHL - a minor pro league in those days, and the AHL.
     
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    Pat Burns, Ken Hitchcock and Jon Cooper have zero professional playing experience.
     

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