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Canucks trade Ehrhoff's rights to NYI (4th round pick in '12)
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06-28-2011, 01:48 PM
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I think people are exaggerating the impact of Ehrhoff. He had 21 ESP and Bieksa had 19. Where Ehrhoff thrived was on the PP but I don't think he's irreplaceable, to a large extent the reason he thrived is because he was on the #1 unit and got a ton of minutes there.
Chicken/egg though. Last season the second unit was much stronger than the first, and it had Ehrhoff QBing it. To my eye he's a guy that makes a difference in that regard.
Having trouble understanding this, personally. They aren't replacing Ehrhoff for any cheaper and they likely aren't getting the same quality either. It's going to be tough to ice a better or even similar strength team next season without Ehrhoff.
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