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01-27-2013, 02:38 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

FOR

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

Would you do that deal today?
There's a pretty big difference between shots and shot quality on the Avs and Blues.

Johnson is most definitely a top pairing defenseman. If you don't think so, you're very much in the minority there.

I would make that trade. Stewart is streaky, plays when he wants too. Shattenkirk is a real good defenseman, no doubt, and the Avs had Liles for years and got nowhere with him. He's 5th on TOI per game on the Leafs defense. Maybe you should wait until Rattie and Forsberg do anything in the NHL before calling them stars.

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