Jack Johnson jumps to the NHL in Around the NHL & Other Hockey Talk Posted March 26, 2007 · Report reply I believe that JJ would have signed with Carolina this week if he was still property of the Canes. The Canes didn't want to wait for him, but I think he would have left college no matter what team he was on. It was something he wanted to do. He never stated he was going to stay 4 years in college. I still think the Canes should have remained patient and he would have been here by the end of the season. For some reason, JR got pissed at the kid. I personally think the Canes made a rather large mistake trading him.