Kevin Shattenkirk vs Erik Johnson
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01-29-2013, 11:36 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
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Oh trust me, we have. We all know Eskimo44. He has a reputation. He is also the creator of the jokes you'll see from Avs fans about how Petry is so great, since according to Eskimo44, Petry>Johnson. Avs fans don't take him seriously. Its really tough to actually listen to what he says. The guy watches no Avs games but apparently knows everything. Do YOU think there are 100 better defensman in the league than Johnson? Eskimo does. Glad you agree with him though. Its hilarious. The biggest haters of EJ on HF are Blues fans. Sure, there are a few others from other fan bases, but most are Blues fans. Quite amusing actually.
Maybe because we're the only fanbase that has seen him play as much as Colorado fans...
Not to change this into an EJ bashing thread, but you guys do overrate him. I have really yet to see a legitimate argument of how he's a #1 d-man. Really all you guys ever say is "You need to start watching Avs games because he's turned into a dominant defender". Sorry but that doesn't cut it. Stats, and more importantly, eyes, show that he really isn't anything great. Johnson's slight edge defensively just is not enough to cover the large gap on offense between the two. Johnson isn't even more physical than Shattenkirk these days even though all we hear about is how EJ is such a monster with his size. He doesn't even use it. Johnson is a better shot-blocker and therefore sees more PK time, but really, that's it; he's nothing special. Shattenkirk continues to improve defensively and plays the same amount of minutes as EJ (22 per game). I do agree Johnson is a bit better defender, but overall, he isn't the better player...He's just not, no matter how much you guys try to say it's just because people don't watch the Avs. The difference on defense between the two continues to decrease while Shattenkirk continues to be far superior offensively and widen that gap. And from what I've seen between the two, Shattenkirk is more consistent, while both offer leadership. I would rather have Shattenkirk than Johnson. EJ at this point is a #2 still.
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