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07-10-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cgf View Post
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.
I actually would have been completely comfortable with Barrie as our 6th d-man entering the season if we hadn't retained any of Wilson, Hunwick, or O'Brien. Couldn't have said the same about Elliott.

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