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01-24-2006, 02:04 AM
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Ever see a kid, who played beyond his years? Made good decisions and just seemed to make the game look easy? That was Tertyshny.

Im not saying that he was the next great defensemen or anything like that, but clearly the comparison between Johnsson and Tertyshny is spot on... and why we continue to talk about him is that he came around right at the time when we were looking for an offensive defensemen, and he was a pleasant surprise.

The year the Flyers lost in the playoffs to NJ, Dmitri Yuschevich was like the darling young defenseman of that playoffs, and he demanded more money than he was worth and Clarke let him go... he was the first homegrown defenseman that we had that had all-star potential that came through the system and it seemed that we would never get that kind of player come through the system, and at the time Tertyshny came along and surprised and delighted us.

We looked forward to him being that smooth skating offensive defenseman to help us break the Jersey trap and it seemed he would be it.

Unfortunately, we know that didnt happen and I think it is safe to say that his death was a setback for the Flyers.

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