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03-12-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by AvalancheFan19 View Post
I disagree. With Johnson, we actually have a great defensemen. With Shattenkirk, we'd have a great offensive defensemen. Right now, we need Johnson.
I think Terry Frei nailed it on the head. As of right now, Erik Johnson has been "pretty good." If this trade is to work out for the Avs, he needs to be great. So far we've seen flashes of excellence, but nothing that says he's taken that next step.

Shattenkirk is a star. Stewart, though inconsistent as all hell, is a star. Both are one-dimensional stars, yes, but stars nonetheless. EJ has the talent and determination to be a star, but he's got to get the confidence.

I may be annoyed with the way some present the argument, but to say this trade was a success is still very, very premature.

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