Originally Posted by sparrowtrini
Yeah i shouldve read that a little closer.
Definitely changes it for me.
My apologies for getting off track on this thread.
Why would you see an issue with Marcus Johansson?
My views are that I would expect pretty good things from him over the next couple of years. He's only 22 years old so young enough to get better. His first 2 seasons show point totals of 27, then 46 on a team that was leaning Defence first under previous coaches. Oates plans to bring in a more offensive system back to Was. so team scoring should go up. He's listed as a center, and I can see him centering one of the top two lines to start the season, assuming that Backstrom's still dealing with an injured neck (or whatever). When Backstrom comes back, he could slide over to the 2nd line wing position as the Caps don't appear to have the depth to replace Semin (yet). I multi position designation would make hm that much more valuable. I could see him getting 55-65 points (80 game pace) this year. Next season would be his 4th (some say magical) and it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect another push upwards. Maybe even 70+ depending on how his situation shakes out. Not huge improvements over last season but certainly doable.
I'd certainly like to hear your arguments against that. I'm always open to other points of view.
PS. I would keep any two of Ladd, Johansson or Stafford.
20 team H2H full keeper: 4C, 4LW, 4RW, 6D, 1G, 6bench
G, A,+/-, PIM, PPG, PPA, SHG, SHA,
W, L, GA, GAA, SA, SV, Sv%, SO
Center: Getzlaf, Hodgson (RW), Shore, Killorn,
LW: Pouliot, Kunitz, Perron, M. Foligno
RW: Gaborik, Vrbata, Gallagher, Vorocek
D: Green, Josi, Brodin, Trouba
Bench: Atkinson (RW), Johansen (C/RW), Orr (RW), Beck (LW), Miller (G), Lack (G)
Last edited by Jorge; 01-05-2013 at 04:26 PM.