View Full Version : Blues' Johnson and Pietrangelo are ready

07-08-2009, 01:50 PM
Erik Johnson, 21, and Alex Pietrangelo, 19, have heard from outsiders that they are the future of the Blues' defense. But until recently, the two had never been on the ice together.

"Now I know why (Johnson) went first overall" in the 2006 NHL draft, Pietrangelo said. "He skates, he shoots ... he sees the ice so well. I can only imagine what he's going to be like in the future."

That praise isn't coming from the 225th pick in the draft. It's coming from Pietrangelo, who was the fourth overall pick in 2008.

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