Speculation: The Elephant In The Room is Andreas Johnsson

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by heybuddyhowyadoing, Oct 4, 2018.

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What do you think the issue is with Johnsson?

Poll closed Dec 27, 2018.
  1. Completely miscast and not suited for the 4th line.

    42.9%
  2. Needs elite centers to get him going.

    9.5%
  3. He came to camp not ready and out of shape.

    45.2%
  4. He could be injured.

    2.4%
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  1. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

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    What in world is going on with this guy?!

    Did he come to camp out of shape?

    Is he injured? His stat line was so bad last night that he might as well have not been there.

    What do you think the issue is?
     
  2. namttebih

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    Dude small sample size don't ya know?

    Only positive critiques are allowed with small sample sizes around here!
     
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  4. heybuddyhowyadoing

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    His performance started with the preseason and has now carried forward.
     
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    Not sure of the seriousness of this thread tbh
     
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    Give it enough time for everyone to shake the rust off and get in a groove. It's not the time for harsh critiques or conspiracy theories yet.
     
  7. Schenn

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    I'd like to nominate heybuddyhowyadoing for worst thread starter of 2018. It's prestigious honor, but has to go to someone.
     
  8. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

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    His flat performance last night is serious.
     
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    The elephant in the room is not a rookie its the 8million dollar man Babcock.
     
  10. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

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    Denial is why I titled the thread "elephant in the room".

    Put your pom-poms away and vote!
     
  11. LeafGrief

    LeafGrief We're keeping Nylander

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    Did you wake up this morning and ask yourself, "What is the most unique hot take I can throw down on HFboards today?"

    Considering the breadth and depth of whinging after last night's game this is reasonably unique, but overall it's just another gripe thread about the fourth line, which is not unique at all.

    Unique factor - 6/10
    Heat of take - 6/10
    Interest level - 3/10

    Overall - 5/10

    Johnsson did not look great and did not have a strong camp. He has been nowhere near bad enough that we should be asking, "what's wrong with this guy" lol
     
  12. Diamond Joe Quimby

    Diamond Joe Quimby A$AP Joffrey

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    "I don't understand what I'm talking about, enjoy making proclamations prior to sufficient evidence being compiled, and don't like being called out for it."

    We understand.
     
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    I'm not going to vote on baseless speculation of a single game. Sometimes players have bad games. I'm willing to give the whole team a couple weeks to get up to speed before I make any rash judgements on their play.
     
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    He's only played 16 NHL games. Needs more time to adjust.
     
  15. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

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    No. I have to keep the Ultimate Cheerleaders honest around here.

    Seriously though Hainsey is worth mentioning, so why can't I start a discussion about Johnsson?
     
  16. heybuddyhowyadoing

    heybuddyhowyadoing Registered User

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    I understand.
     
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    Complacency
     
  18. LeafGrief

    LeafGrief We're keeping Nylander

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    I think history his proven that you can and will "start a discussion" (read: throw around hot takes) about literally everything. Ultimate Eeyores like you are every bit as boring as the Ultimate Cheerleaders you seem to hate so much.

    IMO, discussing Johnsson is fine but every single thing about this thread is a disaster. The clickbait title, the options are all negative, (where is the "Chill out he's a rookie" option?) and everyone on this board knows that you're just another hot take artist that's not actually interested in serious threads. If you think that's unfair, I'll apologize when you actually make some quality threads for once. I'm sure you're aware of your reputation at this point.

    If you really want to talk about Johnsson, chalk me up for the "Chill out he's a rookie" option, but I'm one of the Ultimate Cheerleaders anyways so who cares.
     
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    The elephant in the room is our 4th line LW rookie?
     
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    BertCorbeau Rest in Peace Fugu

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    Where’s the “it’s too early to judge” option?
     
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    Definitely too early to write him.

    But he's been trash since pre-season
     
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    Calder Cup hangover. Wait some games and he'll be fine.
     
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    Apparently off ice issues.

    Johnsson's the type of player who should be able to fit on any line. So I don't buy the 4th line role and linemates as an excuse.
     
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    okay, but this is hardly "an elephant in the room"
     
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    Dude small sample size.
     
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