Thread: News Article: Newday's Article on Tim Erixon
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06-06-2011, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbop View Post
I would say inconsistent rather than bad. Go watch the Toronto tape from earlier this year and he was the best defenseman on the ice. He's a young guy. He'll even out and hopefully at a very high level. No one expects Nick Lidstrom here but I think he will be a very good player. All young defensemen tend to be very inconsistent.
Agreed. He's never been forced to work on his defensive game as much as he has been since he came to NY. It's a major adjustment for the kid.

While I hope Erixon will lessen the development burden on Del Zotto, I don't think one makes the other expendable. Erixon is a good with the puck on his stick, but IMO, nowhere near as dynamic as Del Zotto. Ideally MDZ is the QB, and Erixon is the triggerman. Could be an excellent combination.

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