Thread: Value of: Erik Johnson
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01-28-2013, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bender View Post
The examples were simply stated to show that D-men generally take longer and not to illustrate the EJ will turn into Pronger or Chara.

You say he will probably be a #1 guy for years to come and I think that's what most Avs fans are saying as well. I think there is a pretty big stretch between being called a #1 d-man and a 'mid-pairing guy that plays like a 3rd rounder' and that's where we take exception.
i agree with the guy you're quoting, but you seem to take offense to and not agree that EJ has been mediocre his entire career. i said he has played like an average defensemen and not like the star ones you're comparing them to. people like to say dmen take longer to develop, and sure that's debatable but the fact is that if you're a star you stand out regardless of your struggles like doughty, petranglio, karlsson, etc.

so EJ may get better in the future, but if you're telling me he's on the same level as those previous guys then you're just straight up delusional

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