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Film And Analysis: Why The Johansen Fit Will Be Fascinating To Watch (+)



avalanche Ryan Johansen

Is there anyone on the Colorado Avalanche that enters the 2023-24 season with more pressure than Ryan Johansen?

Acquired in June from the Nashville Predators, the Avalanche are hoping Johansen is the answer at the second-line center position, but does he still have it in him?

Just like I did with Jonathan Drouin last week, I dug into a lot of last years film of Johansen. And because Johansen plays more than Drouin, it was a bit more film. I watched 8 games, spread throughout the year, to get an idea of how he looked. Due to the size, this one is probably best viewed through a desktop, as opposed to mobile.

After watching that much of his game film, all I can say is…I have some doubts. Just like with Drouin, there’s good and bad to go over, but I’m really fascinated to see how this works out.

Let me show (and tell) you why.

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