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Rangers acquire Tim Erixon, 5th ('11) for Horak, two 2nds ('11); Erixon signs ELC
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05-31-2011, 06:53 AM
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Lindberg and Erixon were Skelleftea teammates.
Everybody will be gunning for this kid if he's available. I would say after Rundblad and Larsson he's the third best Swedish defenseman not playing in the NHL, but some might say he benefitted from playing with Rundblad (although I dont think they were a pair at ES).
Problem for him is that the Rangers are deep on defense. If the Rangers acquire him before the draft, then I would entertain trading one of ur d-man assets (MacIlrath and the 45th for a top-10 this year???)
But, you have to be concerned with these kids from the NY area who go to the Rangers. Ferraros, Jessiman, Sanguinetti, Higgins. For some reason they never make a name for themselves here.
Then again, Brian Mullen and Nicky Fotiou seemed to do just fine.
If this kid has 1/2 of his dad's determination and defensive awareness, he'll be a great add. Remember, Mario Lemieux at the peak of his career said Jan Erixon was the toughest defensive forward he ever played against.
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