Jonas Johansson

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  1. Doomsday Device

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    I was just looking around, and happened to see how poor Jonas Johansson's stats were this season. His numbers are terrible for a first round pick, particularly one who's a scorer. But the strange part is he put up nearly as many points last season in 46 fewer games. Kamloops offense isn't nearly as good as the year before, but that's a huge drop in production. Any explanations, or revised projections?

    2003-04 WHL Season Kamloops Blazers 72 18 19 37

    2002-03 WHL Season Kamloops Blazers 26 10 25 35
     
  2. Vincent_TheGreat

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    I think if I can recall he had a bad injury last year. And he is shaking of rust this year. He still has the great skating, slick puckhandling and playmaking. I believe he will be back with authority next year.
     
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    He had the end of last season and all summer to 'shake off the rust'.
     
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    You don't shake rust off in the summer, you do it with lots of playing time, not everybody recovers quickly.
     
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    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    I disagree.

    As a caps fan, I'm willing to admit he's just a flash in the pan.

    Maybe has some tools, but built like glass and will take away from what he could ever accomplish.
     
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    I feel the same way. Pisses me off too, they gave up Kono (who's been unbeleivable for COL) and wind up with nothing. I really doubt they sign him and let him go back into the draft.....any idea what, if any, compensation the Caps would get?
     
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    I don't think they get any compensation. Not much of a return, but Kono wanted to go.
     
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    A late second round pick this year. But, I don't think they'll let him walk.
     
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    Yeah he wanted to go, but I guarantee that at least 90% because of Cassidy......eh, they woulda dealt him by the deadline anyway.
     
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    I know they need all the prospects they can get but this guy is showing absolutely nothing. I'm goin by his stats but they're atrocious for a supposed scorer who's playin in juniors at that age. Besides, didn't Lacroix trade him because he wanted a huge contract....something I'm sure Leonsis isn't eager to deal out for such a suspect prospect.
     
  11. SwOOsh*

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    He hasn't had a great season, but he does have the tools to become a decent NHL'er. His playoff performance isn't that bad either, as he is in second in scoring with 2 goals and 2 assist for his team, in 5 games.
     
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    Thanks for the compensation correction.

    He's having a bad season, but they occasionally do happen. Would be good to get a Kamloops fan here, to get some eye-witness accounts. Judging a prospect strictly on statistics is dicey, IMO.
     
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    I think you guys are being to tough on him..He's still a great player and played on a bad offensive team this year. That tied along with the fact he suffered a bad injury the previous year. Just wait until next season, the kids gonna be back in form..just wait.
     
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    Hopefully. He better be

    Come on Jonas
     
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    Not a bad playoff for Jonas, 2 G 2 A in 5 games, and he was being harrassed by Marc Fistric the whole time.
     
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    Jonas is the most skilled player on the Blazers team and therefore faces the most tenacious checking game in and game out. Everyone expected more out of him this year, but he is by no means a wash.

    He has a sniper skill-set and mentality and an NHL shot. He simply needs to play through traffic better and back check. Which are things a lot of youngsters need to do.

    The only thing that scared me is that I have watched Johansson a few times this year, and the comparison that kept popping up was Jan Hlavac...
     
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