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Sure, he may have one more goal than Drew Doughty and his team may have one more victory than the Los Angeles Kings... but after Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson lost his Controlled Chaos
defensive partner to a nasty injury
... I'm starting to worry that Jack Johnson may be having some doubts about succeeding in Columbus. Now there have been a lot of articles
written over the past few years about how bad
a NHL player
Jack Johnson just might be
. So, in the time-honored Royal Half Tradition™
, we've decided to take a look into the future in case the whole "#1 Defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets" thing doesn't work out. Presenting... 5 Alternative Uses for Jack Johnson!!!
Playing Biff Tannen In The Long-Rumored "Back To The Future 4"
Come on... don't say you haven't thought it. Jack Johnson looks strikingly like the character of Biff Tannen from the Back to the Future Trilogy.
And let's be honest... Tom Wilson
hasn't been able to keep his Biff Tannen-esque physique
. So Jack Johnson can keep working out and stay in game-shape... without ever needing to play the actual game! it's the best possible situation for fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Boy, this video from 2008 doesn't feel dated at all, does it?
Chaos Theory Professor
I think we all know how Chaos Theory works
. But since Jack Johnson is the beautiful mind behind the theory of Controlled Chaos
... instead of actually causing chaos in front of his goaltender by failing to get a pass out of the defensive zone, Professor Jack Johnson could teach chaos in front of a classroom and fail a bunch of students.
"Really... another movie parody, The Royal Half?!?" No... no... I'm not suggesting that Jack Johnson take on the role of Captain America in any of The Avengers movies
... I literally mean that Jack Johnson should become the Captain of America. I mean, seriously... this dude LOVES
A Diamond Cutter
They say that diamond cutting is one of the most challenging things humankind can attempt to do. Because of the difficulty involved in changing a diamond from a rough stone into a polished gem, you need to have an array of special tools
. If there is anyone who knows about being a special kind of tool
... it's Jack Johnson! So when Jack Johnson finally decides to step away from the game of hockey... cutting diamonds with his cheekbones would be the perfect 2nd career! Have you seen those things in person???
In Columbus, the only thing Jack Johnson's cheekbones can't cut is James Wisniewski's cap hit.
Minus Key on a Calculator
As most hockey statisticians will tell you... when you think of Jack Johnson... you think of "minus.
" So instead of helping opposing players score even-strength goals... Jack Johnson could be helping you subtract your odds and evens.
But lets be serious here for a second... the most important Alternative Use for Jack Johnson is...
LA Kings Defenseman
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The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier and Jonathan Quick. If you like the hockey equivalent of dirty jokes or enjoy humorous screen-grabs of NHL players and broadcasters with funny captions... man, you are going to like The Royal Half. You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter at @TheRoyalHalf