Ooff.. Too much for too long.
Johnson didn't get along with Torts which meh, you really cannot hold that against him or you would have to hold it against half the players who have played for him over the years but he has been a very average defenseman for several years, his offense is nothing anymore, he has slowed down considerably and was a healthy scratch down the stretch and for the playoffs.
He is getting signed as a favor to Crosby, plain and simple and really 3
Dam....I was hoping the Minnesota Wild looked into signing Jack Johnson.
He may NOT be the fastest guy on defense anymore, but he does bring to the table something the Wild seriously lack : Grit from the blue line.
Minnesota simply does not have that big hitter from the defense since Scandella and Clayton Stoner.
Ahh, well...as was already mentioned...the AAV isn't terrible, but the term may bite the Pens in the long run.
But you know, for now, Pittsburgh picked u
Could be the Pens next recovery project. Look at how Shultz has transformed after he arrived here. Not sure I like the term of the contract early on, but I'm sure Johnson pushed this as far as he could get.