Erik Gustafsson assigned to the Phantoms, Feb. 17
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02-18-2012, 03:31 PM
Join Date: May 2004
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Gustafsson only turned 23. Kimo really didn't establish himself in the league until he was 26. Gustafsson has lots of time to get his overall game in shape. People also need to realize that physically, he's 15 pounds less than Kimo. The weight will come in due time and when it does, he'll be a more effective defenseman.
I still think he's the second coming of Kimo. Kimo was terrible defensively his first few seasons in the league. However, once Kimo added the 15 pounds and once he learned the nuances of the game, he really began to excel. There's no reason why Gustafsson can't either. It's clear that he has the skill the play. Once he gets the weight added to his frame, he'll be able to handle the game physically.
so because he may be going along the same career bath as Timonen, he's the next Timonen?
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