Thread: Speculation: Jarmo might trade Jack Johnson.
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02-17-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CM Lundqvist View Post
For example, Tobias Enstrom had a higher CORSI rating than Shea Weber did last season.
Not that I disagree about the limitations of "advanced" stats, but Tobias Enstrom is freaking awesome. He should have been the frontrunner for the norris this year until he got hurt, far as I'm concerned.

Anyways, too much bashing of Columbus in this thread. They may still be in last, but this jackets team isn't last years' jackets team. They can't outscore the other team, but every game is tight and I've seen them get jobbed out of wins 3 times so far with awful calls in the last few minutes (something that tends to happen when you have a young team with no currency with the referees).

The Jackets tentatively have a legitimate NHL D in place (including Johnson if he keeps playing the way he is this year). Why they lose is they don't have the hard-to-find pieces at forward (top 2 centers), or, at least, the guys they have at center haven't emerged as legit threats yet. But make no mistake--they're in every game.

I'm not saying they're ready to emerge as a dynasty (far from it), but they're a lot closer to battling for a playoff spot than people think.

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