Kevin Shattenkirk vs Erik Johnson
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01-30-2013, 02:09 PM
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*shrug* EJ's done it when he's been healthy for us so why would he suddenly stop? He's been amazing taking the puck away from even great players one on one.
Well, by contrast, I don't know why Shatty would suddenly stop being awesome at defending 1-1/stripping the puck and firing it the other way...because he's been amazing at both of those things. But mainly, it's his intelligence and speed getting to loose pucks. He's a HUGE part of the reason we can play the defensive game that we do.
I've got nothing against EJ, and wasn't attempting to be overly critical of his game, and even concede he's the better all around defender...I'm fighting against labels placed on Shattenkirk's game during his rookie year. He's grown in size and defensive ability greatly over the last 2 years.
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