Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flyers sign NCAA defenseman Erik Gustafsson
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03-31-2010, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
It's worth the effort to try and develop a couple of these kids.

Gustafsson and Lehtivuori are clearly in the track to 'replace Kimmo or Carle' eventually as one of the offensive-minded smaller Dman.

Bertilsson, Marshall and Bodrov are smaller d-men too, but more d-minded too.

That's really all the room we have for smurf D in the system, now and in the foreseeable future.

We need to draft and/or sign a couple big bruisers in the next year or two to have them in the AHL by the time Pronger is ready to retire....
I agree. John Scott from Minnesota is set to be UFA. Doesn't get much bigger or bruisier than that. I have sort of a man crush on him though. I think he would be a good 6th or 7th Dman. That would give the Flyers some more size on the blueline and he is a legitimate enforcer too. Nothing against the guys we have now who drop the gloves, but none of them are heavyweights.

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