Dash wrote:maybe he was, maybe I missed that.
Just went to HB out of boredom and see that JJ to Pitts is a rumor, as is Ray Whitney to Buf. I think J-f'n-J to Pitts would be a good move for them. They'd have a young, potential franchise d-man to add to their 3 franchise centers, and franchise goalie. (I seem to like that word... "Franchise")
That was absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen Ek write.
First, Jack Johnson is nowhere near Erik Johnson, let alone Paul Coffey. He's not a franchise defenceman, no matter how much Pierre McGuire likes to think.
Second, Pittsburgh's going to get their very own version of Paul Coffey? Isn't Paul Coffey a version of Paul Coffey?
Third, Jack Johnson is never going to score 100 points, that's just absolutely ridiculous. I don't think any defenceman is going to approach that number. And if he did have that potential, he'd be worth Malkin or Crosby +++.
Fourth, I know he's Crosby's friend but I doubt Crosby has the influence to persuade his GM to trade for him.
Fifth, I don't see any reason for LA to move him right now.
The most facepalm-inducing "journalism" I've ever seen.