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Ducks' Ryan Kesler is still cheered by family and friends, if not by Ryan Johansen

Ducks' Ryan Kesler is still cheered by family and friends, if not by Ryan Johansen

No matter what Predators center Ryan Johansen thinks, Ryan Kesler still has the support of his family and friends.

Johansen sounded off about Kesler’s smothering, agitating defensive tactics Sunday during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, complaining that Kesler’s style of play “doesn’t make sense.” Johansen added, “Like, his family and his friends watching him play, I don't know how you can cheer for a guy like that. It just doesn't make sense how he plays the game.”

Johansen didn’t speak to the media Tuesday morning, before the Ducks and Predators played Game 3 of their series at Bridgestone Arena, but Kesler said he took Johansen’s comments as affirmation that he’s...

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