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Why Is Ryan Johansen A Healthy Scratch Tonight?

via Aaron Portzline tweets,

Tortorella on Johansen: "He's an important guy to our organization. This is a reset for him, in understanding what we're looking ... "

"... for, not just in the points but in the play. You can't look at it as a punishment; it's part of the process for him."

Tortorella said Johansen will be shown video to illustrate what #CBJ are looking for in his play.
 

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Portzline talked with Johansen, via his Twitter….

Ryan Johansen on his healthy scratch tonight: “It’s probably been brewing for a while. But since the last game, in Dallas ... “

“...  I made a few mistakes, (stuff) we’ve been going over as a team, things we have to erase from our game. Full responsibility. My fault.”

More Johansen: “I’m going to use it as a positive and take this day to watch the guys and realize that I don’t want this to happen again.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/17/15 at 04:20 PM ET

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Example # 560099999 of why the NHL is becoming stale. 

Clip the wings of creative hockey players and get them to buy into super-group-think.
BLOCK SHOTS, DEFENSE FIRST, INTERFERE

So boring!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 12/17/15 at 04:24 PM ET

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Nothing to see here. Just Torts being Torts.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 12/17/15 at 04:26 PM ET

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