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01-28-2011, 09:24 AM
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Erik Johnson available?

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/colum...27992bc8b.html

The blurb I read said St. Louis is looking for scoring and willing to deal from their defensive depth. Sounds a lot like the Sabres. We should be dealing from our defensive strength to improve our offense. That being said, if you could acquire an Erik Johnson wouldn't you take a shot?

I drool over the thought of having Tyler Myers and Erik Johnson as our #1 and #2 defensmen for the next 10 years or more. Would Stafford plus a 1st in 2012 be enough? I don't want to give up too many pieces in the midst of a playoff hunt, but something along the lines of what Toronto gave Calgary for Phaneuf would be fine by me.

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Will he be healthy, though? Historically, golf courses are a dangerous place for him....

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Nothing in that article says Erik Johnson is available.

Its a columnist suggesting all options should be on the table including moving Johnson.

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Nothing in that article says Erik Johnson is available.

Its a columnist suggesting all options should be on the table including moving Johnson.
Hence the "Speculation" heading and the ? following "Erik Johnson available". St. Louis has depth at defense as talked about in the article and Erik Johnson has yet to live up to expectations. If they got an offer they liked who knows? So, I just posed the question hypothetically. Would you acquire a talent like that on defense at the cost of our already struggling offense?

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Would I want Erik Johnson. Hell yes.

Do I think he'll be traded. Hell no.

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I honestly wouldn't bother... not with the cost.

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Sounds a lot like the Sabres. We should be dealing from our defensive strength to improve our offense.
You're joking, right?

Erik Johnson is the face of their franchise. He's not going anywhere. Besides, Johnson and Myers probably wouldn't play on the same pair, since they're both righties, and both have the similar 'offense first' mindset.

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If this were Columbia and he were a soccer player who just scored on his own team, he might be available. But its the US/Canada and he's just a hockey player who scored on his own team.

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if another Oshie type of player was available + say a 1st and 2nd rounder would the E.J. is unmovable talk persist.


think for a moment

top pair==Jackman--Pietrangelo

Brewer---Coliacovo

Strachan--Polak

not a shabby Def corps at all

and 1 more top pair calibre LW or Pivot to go along w/ a very solid Captain of the Gold Medal WJC 2011 team @ RW

that would make for a very good deal indeed.

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if another Oshie type of player was available + say a 1st and 2nd rounder would the E.J. is unmovable talk persist.


think for a moment

top pair==Jackman--Pietrangelo

Brewer---Coliacovo

Strachan--Polak

not a shabby Def corps at all

and 1 more top pair calibre LW or Pivot to go along w/ a very solid Captain of the Gold Medal WJC 2011 team @ RW

that would make for a very good deal indeed.
I don't understand your post.

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I don't understand your post.
thought he was in the Blues forum ?

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I don't even know what they'd want. We can count our forwards that have value on one hand. Ennis + Vanek + this year's 1st for Johnson + Boyes? Boyes' 10 goals for $4 million sounds like something they'd want to dump if they're giving up Johnson. But, yeah... not happening. With Vanek gone, though, we could sign Richards.

I'd rather pry Jay McClement away from them; I've always liked him, and he's a -12 for them right now. Gaustad straight up? Both players get a change of scenery.

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2nd 2011

For

EJ


and while im at it

Adam
Persson
2nd 2012 (first if he meets certain goals..blah blah blah)

for

Bogosian (sp?)


Sekera-Myers
Leopold-Johnson
Weber/Morrisonn-Bogosian



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