Aaron Portzline: "When He Feels He Has The World Against Him...That Is When Jack Johnson Plays His Best"

Cook and Poni Show

Joe Kapp
June 29, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Jack Johnson

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The deal hasn't even officially been announced  but the Pittsburgh Penguins fans are furious over a reported 5 year deal for free agent defemnseman Jack Johnson. We got a better idea of what we might be getting when The Athletic's Aaron Potzline Who covers the Blue Jackets  joined The Cook and Poni Show on Friday. 


"I think Pens fans will probably be surprised by him," Portzline said. "He is incredibly motivated to prove Columbus wrong."


Portzline said that he was very upset and embarrassed by sitting through the playoffs so he is motivated to get back to show what he can do and that is when he is at his best. He will also benefit from playing with his good friend Sidney Crosby.


"He (Johnson) is a very inconsistent player," Portzline added "But when you have him motivated and when he feels he has the world against him that is when Jack Johnson plays his best."