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Kovacevic: Johnson ready to embrace it all

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Jack Johnson skates through drills Wednesday morning. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Jack Johnson's an all-in kind of guy. Always has been.

Want to hear a wonderful example?

In 2010, when the Olympics were held in Vancouver, the NHL season was still going on during the Opening Ceremonies. He was about to represent the United States on the grandest stage in sports and, proud as he was to play for the Kings at the time, this was something on another level for him. And that being the first year the league allowed players, if they chose, to leave their teams to attend the ceremony, he was the only one who so chose.

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