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03-17-2013, 08:57 PM
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Meh.

People are being fanboys when it comes to Jonny E. He's played well for the most part.

But he's also had his fair share of horrible plays. He's not some great defensive stalwart.

He's a big guy who skates well for a big guy. His physical play remains inconsistent. He doesn't block shots much despite all that PK time.
He makes a decent first pass, but he's nearly useless in the offensive zone (and has been his entire NHL career).

He's a first-pairing defenseman the way Doug Murray was a first pairing defensemen or the way Freddie Olausson or Dmitri Bykov were first pairing defensemen.

Because of who they are paired up with.
Hey I agree with you in the sense that I think he's a big overrated on this board, and he has looked good mostly due to the fact that our D core is the worst it has been in a long time.

I just think it's unfair to see he's still only a 3rd pairing D. I think he's proved he is better than that. I think he could be a good middle-pairing guy who can play some solid PK minutes even on a pretty good team.

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