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Why Is Jack Johnson Getting So Many Minutes?

In a previous fanpost, I suggested that Jack Johnson should be a compliance buyout at the end of the season. Some questioned that judgement. Not only do I stand by my statement, but I, now, have numbers to back it up. Over at The Hockey Writers, Matthew Souva posted an interesting story showing how Johnson is detrimental to the team. (Here's the link so you can read for yourself: http://thehockeywriters.com/will-jack-johnson-keep-blue-jackets-playoffs ) What I found most interesting were the tables Souva presented. With three exceptions - Adrian Aucoin, who is no longer on the team, Brandon Dubinsky and Cotton Gillies, also no longer on the team - every single Blue Jacket had a worse Corsi For % with Johnson on than ice than when he was not on the ice. Some had a CF% differential in the double digits with Johnson on the ice! So, the question one must ask is why Jack Johnson is getting so many minutes per game when he is definitely costing the Jackets goals and is hurting his fellow defensemens play.

I say, again, make this Jack Johnson's final season as a Blue Jacket!

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