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08-07-2011, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
I think that statement may turn out to be untrue. By all accounts (that I've read anyway) Erixon can log top 4 minutes out of the gate. Granted, he hasn't played a game in the NHL yet...but he's faired quite well against men in a legit league, and his D is apparently flawless. Now he may very well begin on the 3rd pair...but whether due to injury, compatibility or some other reason he could certainly move up at some point during the season. In a year or two he could very well be pushing for a spot with Staal on the 1st pairing.
Man, imagine if a couple of years from now we're looking at something like:

Staal - Erixon
McDonagh - Girardi

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