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02-24-2013, 08:27 AM
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ABasin
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Originally Posted by JoemAvs View Post
Yikes. I dislike Sherman as well but your statements are somehow always outrageous.
With EJ out concussed it sure looks like we have lost that trade.
I still take EJ over Shattenkirk for the Avs quite easily. And we will see what becomes of Siemens and Rattie.

However Shattenkirk is so far away from a Norris that it is not even funny. If you would have said he could if he gets very very lucky be the next Brian Rafalski, I would maybe have agreed.
But Norris winner? Come on. Shattenkirk is still only decent at best defensively.
Paul Coffey won multiple Norris trophies. And Karlsson is hardly a rock defensively - not bad, but not great.

The Norris trophy is almost always wrapped around a high scoring defender. If Shattenkirk continues to play this way offensively, and his defense is decent, he will absolutely without a doubt be in the Norris discussion.

And btw, EJ's concussion has nothing on earth to do with the Avs getting fleeced in that trade. Which - at this point here and now - they did.

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