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Evening Line- Michael Arace

It would have taken minimal effort to flash a picture of Johansen on the Jumbotron and have the PA announcer say, "Fans, welcome back Ryan Johansen," before the game, or during an intermission. It would have drawn some cheers and a few boos, and it would have been done, no sweat.

Johansen's contention: He received no "thank you" because Jackets management is still hot about the vicious contract negotiations that took place in the summer of 2014. If he is right, it speaks to a certain pettiness on the Jackets' part. I would hope that management here is not so small-minded. It would be bad for business.

Yet, Johansen's plea for martyrdom does not come off well, either. He has the size and skill to do his talking on the ice, he should have been supremely motivated, and he played one of his average games — which is why he was traded in the first place.

-Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch where you can read more on this...

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TreKronor's avatar

Or maybe they didn’t do it because he wasn’t worth remembering.

Though,I understand grasping for straws when you have the sorry of tradition and history Columbus does.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/21/17 at 10:02 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Or maybe they didn’t do it because he wasn’t worth remembering.
Posted by TreKronor on 02/21/17 at 10:02 PM ET

BINGO

He lost his his right for anything while being a bonehead/jerk/douche before the trade.  To complain about not being recognized by former fans is hilarious.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 02/21/17 at 11:51 PM ET

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