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06-22-2012, 12:01 AM
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Sorry to go off topic but Erik Johnson is not currently a #1 defenseman.

Here are some of the #1 defenseman across the NHL:
Niklas Lidstrom(still could be)
Shea Weber
Zdeno Chara
Drew Doughty
Keith Yandle
Alex Pietrangelo
Duncan Keith
Erik Karlsson
Kris Letang
Ryan McDonagh

Erik Johnson has a long way to go to be as good as those guys. Right now he is a quality #3 d-man. He can probably anchor the 2nd pairing but he still has a lot of work to do in terms of hockey sense and decision making. His offensive skills also need some refinement. Just because he is the best d-man on the Avs doesn't make him a true #1.

To get back on topic, the Blues offer Oshie, Cole, and our 1st round pick for Yandle.

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