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McKenzie: “Wouldn’t Surprise Me” If Columbus Traded Johansen

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Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Thursday afternoon.

As part of a larger conversation on Ryan Johansen’s future with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and on if he thinks a trade will happen with Johansen:

“Wouldn’t surprise me. Wouldn’t surprise me if Columbus makes a trade. There are teams out there doing their due diligence.

“But I tell you what. I know some of the teams that are interested in Johansen and they want satisfaction in terms of, ‘Does this guy have some issues in terms of work ethic, or consistency, or what have you.’

“So this is not just me throwing stuff up against the wall. There are National Hockey League teams out there that wonder a little bit about what’s going on with Ryan Johansen.

“No questioning the kind of player he is. Terrific player, terrific physical tools.”

Source: TSN 1040/ Transcript: Nichols


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