Thread: Olympics: 2014 - U.S. Roster Discussion
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02-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Cory Trevor
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Originally Posted by PaulieVegas View Post
I think too many are enamoured by the fact EJ is a former #1 overall pick and are letting that cloud their judgment. And I'm not saying EJ isn't a good player, because he is. But, I can't see why people continue think he's in our top-7, and certainly can't see why people think he should be chosen ahead of JJ.
Erik Johnson is severely underrated. The hype with the first pick and all that jazz and nonsense. He's a very solid player and his skillset isn't in line with JJ. JJ will be on the team regardless because he is the heart of American hockey and a solid leader and blueliner to boot. Our D corps is stacked but Erik Johnson, though I really do enjoy JJ's style of play, is much more dynamic and coupled with the fact that he's a hell of a skater will probably make him part of this team.

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