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02-24-2013, 09:20 AM
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ABasin
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Originally Posted by Ivan13 View Post
By EK I mean Erik Karlsson
Yes, I apologize. I often refer to Johnson as EJ, and I dropped a bit there.

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and even though they don't play together (Shatty plays with Jackman and Pie with Cole) Shatty benefits greatly by playing behind Pie who takes all the tough matchups.
According to the Corsi stats, Jackman and Cole are the ones doing that. Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk are next on the list, in that order. In truth, I don't want to pump those stats too much, as we're getting into an area of overanalysis.

This is simply overblown, IMO. I realize that the truth of this trade is tough to take, and the rationale(s) being put forth to defend it are really rather fun at times, but the results are what they are. They become harder and harder to dispute/refute/rationalize every day. I'll continue to enjoy watching the attempts, however. Hopefully, EJ's offensive play will turn around so these rationalizations have some more merit (and the team is better).

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