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06-06-2011, 05:29 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Suburban Phoenix
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Is it just me or does anyone else think that one of Erixon will replace Girardi on the top line with Staal?
I love Girardi but the truth is, you need a faster moving better puck moving D to be on your top pairing and that sounds to be exactly what Erixon is. McD and Sauer is the shutdown pair and Staal and Erixon can be the top pair. Girardi slides down to the third pair where he can cover for MDZ's defensive flaws. Or better yet, move Girardi and let Vtank cover for MDZ's defensive flaws.
You need two highend offensive defenders. I totally agree that MDZ is the more dynamic of the two with pure offensive ability and with the talent to carry the puck better. Both can distribute it fairly well though which bodes well with pointmen controlling the PP. I'm very excited.
Interesting thought. Here's another one -- Stall and Sauer become the true shutdown pair and Girardi slides in next to Erixon for a more offensive second pair.
Nice problem to have to sort out.
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