He won't pan out to what Blues fans want him to be. He should be traded for an elite forward while he sorta still has that kind of value.
I don't usually bother to respond to posts like this but all I have to say is..insert face palm here. His ceiling is about as high as you can get with NHL players. There is no arguing or debating this.
Huge overpayment IMO. I think Kulikov and Johnson will turn out to be very similar players.
saying kulikov and EJ will turn out to be very similiar players is ridiculous. sure it's an overpayment but the only reason why its an overpayment is cuz 1st round pick might turn out to be one of the top 3 pick in the 2011 draft.
by the way i know kulikov is untouchable but EJ is the top ten untouchable players in the nhl.