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07-19-2011, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Not sure that's true. While it's too early to know for sure, everything I've heard about Erixon leads me to believe that he can be just as good, if not better.
If thats true then why trade him for a redundate peice in MPS when krieder will be him in the nhl next year?

Could you image having a young D-Core of Staal, Mcdonagh, Erixon - all being top pairing dmen, with guys like McIlrath, Sauer and MDZ being added to them.. That would then make Girardi expendable in a year or two, where he will be turning 29. We can then deal Girardi with some other peices for a major upgrade on offense.

Im just not cool with getting rid of one of the best young defenders we have had since Marc Staal. I believe Erixon and Mcdonagh will challenge Staal eventually.

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