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01-27-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Heebs21 View Post
Elliot had 972 shots against in 38 games last year. or 25 per game. Varlamov had 1564 in 53 games last year or 29 per game. Not a huge difference.

Johnson is good yes but he is not the top pairing D-man we thought he would be. Not even close.

Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk, JM Liles, Filip Forsberg and Ty Rattie


Eric Johnson, Semyon Varlamov, Duncan Siemens and a 2nd round pick

Would you do that deal today?
yes because you have:

Stefan Elliot and Tyson barrie who are just like shattenkirk but younger

Varly who is WAY better than elliot. Elliot rides the bench in STL.

Liles was good but overrated.

Forsber and Rattie haven't played in the nhl. Neither has Siemens. Stewart hasn't been the same since breaking his hand in a fight vs a guy from Minny

Eric Johnson has played in the olympics as a 20 YEAR OLD. He's 24 and has been very good for the Avs with little to no help. It's not like he plays with Suter or Weber or even someone like Scuderi.

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