Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mike Johnson will not be an option for Wisconsin

Many Wisconsin fans have been concerned with the goaltending situation for Wisconsin in the next few seasons. Aaron Crandall has been putrid in the USHL so far in two seasons. This has led many fans to wonder what other options are out there to either replace Crandalls commitment or possibly another option to bring in with Crandall.

Wisconsin somewhat solved this issue when they decided to bring in Brett Bennett, a transfer from Boston University who is playing for Indiana of the USHL. Bennett who will be a junior when he enters Wisconsin has been stellar so far this season.

The most popular suggestion has been Madison native Mike Johnson who stars for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the USHL. Johnson was an all star this season and has posted very good numbers. No Alibis, No Regrets talked with Johnson today who informed us that Wisconsin is out of the question as an option for him. Johnson is currently considering I'm considering a bunch of schools but the ones that have the most interest are Notre Dame, Maine, Bowling Green, and Alaska Anchorage.

More than likely I see Wisconsin bringing in Bennett for sure to supplement Gudmandson next season. I also think they will bring in Crandall to get him out of the hell hole that is the Des Moines Buccaneers. Get him some confidence back, get him in the UW system, and maybe things will change.