Just how bad is Jack Johnson?

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings for Jack Johnson and a first round pick.  When Johnson signed his current 7 year, $30.5M contract I wrote how I thought the Kings would regret the contract.  Now I think the Blue Jackets will. Just how bad is Jack Johnson?  Well, lets take a look at the Kings defensemen’s goals against per 20 minutes of zone start adjusted 5v5 close ice time over the past 2 3/4 seasons. Defenseman 11-12 GA20 Defenseman 10-11 GA20 Defenseman 09-10 GA20 Martinez 0.471 Martinez 0.465 Harrold 0.418 Voynov 0.473 Greene

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Kings may regret Jack Johnson Contract

The Los Angeles Kings have signed Jack Johnson to a 7 year contract extension which will pay him $3.5 million the first 3 seasons and $5 million the final four seasons with a cap hit that works out to a cap hit of $4.36M per season.  So the question is, is it a good deal for the Kings?  I am not sure it is. First, let me start off by saying that I really don’t watch the Kings that much so I haven’t seen Jack Johnson play all that much.  My comments here are based purely on a statistical analysis.

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