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Johnson set to jump out of Crosby's shadow

Updated: August 1, 2005, 3:32 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- "Overshadow" doesn't completely describe what Sidney Crosby has done to the rest of the 2005 NHL draft class. Obliterate? Eclipse? Black hole?

But within the great shadow cast by the Canadian phenom, there are players whose NHL futures are every bit as rosy as Crosby's. One of them is American defenseman Jack Johnson, who has been a close friend of Crosby's since the two were young high schoolers in Minnesota and who has been visiting Crosby in his hometown of Cole Harbour, ...

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