Friday, January 12, 2007

Caps Re-Sign Brent Johnson

Goalie gets 2 year $1.625 million extension

Interesting timing on the announcement of this deal. But never the less a very good signing in my opinion. Johnson is a very good backup goaltender who, given the opportunity, could become a solid starter as well. When Johnson is in the game the team doesn't skip a beat. He, like Kolzig, has the ability to be dominating at times. And, forgetting the Buffalo game all together, during the course of the season has looked better than his counterpart on occasion. He is also an outstanding presence in the locker room, something that can not be taken for granted. He was resigned last summer for right around the NHL minimum. A good value player in this day of over payed athletes.

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