Is Ryan Johansen finally producing like the 1C the preds wanted?

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  1. slowslovak

    slowslovak Registered User

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    Over a ppg player in the playoffs last year where he was one of the preds best players. And has started off the season at a ppg pace and improved quite a bit in the defensive aspects of the game.
     
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    I like him. He's a good all-around player who shows up in the playoffs but I always wanted to see more consistent offense and box score stats over 82 game regular season.
     
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    Well, your OP clearly answers the question in the thread title. Yes, he is producing like a #1C.

    Whether or not it continues for a full season, we don't know yet. But you can't possibly say "no" at this moment.
     
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    He definitely can be a PPG player in this league but sometimes it looks like he doesn't want it and rather plays his own game in his head. He was a 30 goal scorer and then decided to stop shooting the puck.. Anyway, in the end, it's up to him to figure out what makes him an effective player because skill-wise he can definitely be one.
     
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    He can, but whether he will is another story.

    He was a 30 goal man 5 years ago. A 70 point guy 4 seasons ago. Since then it’s been 60, 61, & 54 point seasons. The 2 60 point years are acceptable given that there were under 20 guys scoring 70 points those years. Last year with the jump in scoring his 54 points Would be more high end 2C than low end 1C.

    What’s realistic production for the guy? 26 years old. Prime of his career.
     
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    60-ish points is enough for a 1C. Not every team is structured to have guys scoring 80, 90+ points.
     
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    Not if Kesler has anything to say about it
     
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    Just a reminder that he missed all last summer with a serious leg injury forcing him to miss the off season training.

    As far as this thread goes, no, he sucks move on nothing to see here....
     
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    Kesler these days belongs to a retirement home. He can yell at clouds from there, bet he can't do a thing about RyJo's production.
     
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    Johansen has his issues but lack of skill isn't one of them.

    Also, he was injured last offseason. As a CBJ fan who was critical of Johansen up until he was traded, his mediocre production last season was a disappointment. I expected him to be a solid 1C who could challenge for the spot on many teams. And I still expect that of him.
     
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    Unless Johansen racks up 50+ assists annually, as long as he keeps on scoring ~15 goals per season he's not getting an A+ from Poile i'd imagine.

    Sure the team still has success and his play in the playoffs is good but as a GM you're always hoping for your best players to perform at their highest level.

    He's in his prime, on a great team and on a great line. He's way too talented to settle for 15 goals and 60 points, like his salary indicates. At least that's the way i see it.

    Maybe this is the year he has a complete season but 6 games isn't enough to say that yet.
     
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    Come on... I'm excited to see him playing well this early but this is extremely premature and not main-board worthy.
     
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    60 points was voted as a tweeners 1st Line C if that player also plays elite defence in an earlier hf poll.

    Johansen needs to get in that 70-75 point range imo to escape the #1c? discussion.
     
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    Back before last year, for the 4 years coming from the last work stoppage only between 17-19 skaters hit the 70 point mark, so 60 was still acceptable as yourntop scorer. But the jump in production last year where over 40 guys hit 70, then your top C needs to be better.
     
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    Dude is 10th in points for centers since 2013-14
     
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    Johansen definitely needs to be more consistent, but when your team is structured to produce all of their offense through the blueline, it's definitely acceptable to have your #1C at 60 points and playing a strong two-way game. Our first line isn't the issue at all, it's getting depth scoring. The production of Turris as 2C is a much bigger worry right now than Johansen as 1C.
     
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    There honestly aren't a whole pile of topics that generate immense interest among fans across the league. The remaining space is filled with hot takes, suspension/dirty hit?, officiating and a couple team/player topics that are grossly over analyzed.

    As for the thread topic I think Nashville is content with what Johansen does as their #1 center. He fits the system well and produces enough offense within it to qualify.
     
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    Well, a 1C doesn't have to be your top scorer. Couturier was the Flyers 1C last year and their 1LW beat him by 26 points.
     
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    Well yeah, he had front row seats during last years playoffs watch Chef do it, bound to pay off.















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    Him and Forsberg are definitely on another level from the rest of the Preds forwards
     
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    Arvidsson is right up there with them.
     
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    He drives the first line no doubt. It's pretty plain to see that Forsberg and Arvidsson are not the same when they are apart from Johansen. He has had some unreal passes so far this year. He has always shown up in the playoffs. Just needs to maintain that through the regular season.
     
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    13 points in 12 games to start the season, 11 of those being assists. Plies He had a sweet assist tonight on a no look pass.
     

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