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07-10-2012, 11:55 AM
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Two things I find really interesting in this interview:

1. It seems like they want to have a very good look at Heard in camp. Possibility of 4th line C? Maybe.

2. Also very interesting that he always mentions Barrie before Elliott. Are they feeling better about Barrie than Elliott at this point? Personally I think they should. I think Barrie did a lot better defensively and was starting to get a lot more involved offensively towards the end of the year.

Great interview though.
I think Elliott just needs a full season in the AHL more than Barrie. Elliott showed the potential early on, but his lack of strength and poor dzone play wore him down. Barrie didn't flash as brightly, but he was also much more solid. I'd imagine both spend plenty of time in Lake Erie, but I also think that barring unforeseen developments, Barrie should be getting the call up first. Let Elliott focus on getting stronger and working on his defense by playing big minutes for the Monsters.

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