Eric Johnson vs. Jack Johnson

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  1. RightKinger

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    I know there have been a lot of Johnson vs. Johnson threads but this one is different.

    Shot - JJ or EJ

    Skating - JJ or EJ

    Strength - JJ or EJ

    Leadership - JJ or EJ

    Physical play - JJ or EJ

    On the PP - JJ or EJ

    On the PK - JJ or EJ

    Potential - JJ or EJ

    Passing - JJ or EJ

    Stick Handling - JJ or EJ

    Overall Defense - JJ or EJ

    Overall Offense - JJ or EJ

    Overall - JJ or EJ
     
  2. Rob Stauber*

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    Even tho I gave JJ one more attritbute than EJ, I'd rather have EJ. But your not really going wrong either way.
     
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    I give EJ the nod in nearly every department outside of physical play and overall offense. Some are very, very close (such as shot, passing, strength, and effectiveness on the powerplay).
     
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    Wow, did EJ do something to slip or did JJ do something to move up? Not so long ago EJ was a slight but clear favorite around here.
     
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    The only Eric Johnson I could find that's been drafted in the NHL was an 8th rounder of the Canucks in 1991. Therefore, I will have to say that Jack Johnson is better than Eric Johnson in ALL categories.
     
  11. I think some people are going to be very suprised at how well Erik Johnson can skate, IMO.
     
  12. FuTMaR*

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    .... I'm guessing you didn't watch this years draft? Or maybe you turned it on 15 minutes late. :help:
     
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    Frankly, I think he's a better skater than JJ is. EJ has more power to his legs and lower body that JJ could ever dream of having. EJ is just built like an absolute tank.

    And I seriously question people who say that OVERALL they think JJ will be better. I LOVE JJ as a player, but I can't picture a world unless EJ has a complete collapse that JJ will be a better overall player.
     
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    I think Erik is going to be better than Phaneuf personally.
     
  15. He's saying that his first name is spelled "Erik."
     
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    I'm quite surprised as well. Erik's offensive game hasn't fully developed, but he's an 18 yr. old freshman. The flashes we have seen are scary, IMO. At the Blues prospect camp in July in St. Louis the guy showcased excellent skating, passing, and shooting ability. Two other StL d-prospects, Jonas Junland and Roman Polak were there. They both have pretty good slap-shots, and EJ's was clearly heavier. I haven't seen much of JJ, however, just thought I'd add what I could.
     
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    Watching the two live several times, I can't see how one would say JJ has a better shot than EJ...

    Eric's shot is an absolute, bone rattling cannon from the point.
     
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    I have both of them in my "keepers pool", and drafted both of them on the pure fact that I need them to produce point wise. Now I know Jack Johnson will soon be a PP QB for LA, but can Erik become that 40-50 point defencemen, or should I trade him now that his value is extremely high?
     
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    i feel stupid :(
     
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    hard to say. I really like Jack Johnson a lot, and I wish Davidson would have picked up him.. even if it meant losing Backman or Jackman.. with that said.. I'll take Erik over JJ for his size.. think Chris Pronger with more offensive potential. Having a right hand shot is nice too.
     
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    JJ has a cannon as well.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=V6FmD1HecrM

    The difference to me, is that JJ has a better array of shots. He's got this crazy wrist/ snap shot as well.

    I will give the edge in accuracy to EJ though. JJ's slapper isn't as accurate.

    As far as overall goes? I'd probably take EJ. JJ is probably always going to get the most attention, but EJ will go about his game and let his numbers speak for him.
     
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    Wow... Both are outstanding NHL ready Mega prospects....
    Both are tuff as nails and shoot lasers. EJ has better size and is more responsible defensively. JJ is a better skater and more creative offensively. In today’s NHL I'd have to give a slight edge to JJ.


    Additional notes:

    JJ seems to have a very short fuse, and will need to learn to pick his spots in the NHL.

    EJ will probably initially have a little more trouble adjusting to the speed of the NHL.
     
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