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08-17-2012, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by FissionFire View Post
If Ericsson continues his play from the second half of last season into this season, he more than validates Holland's decision to resign him. Holland has a track record of "overpaying" players before they deserve it and letting them grow into and often exceed their contract values, like Kronwall and Zetterberg for example.

Besides, imagine how bad our defense would look right now if he had let Ericsson walk and taken a 1yr flyer on Hannan. We'd be royally screwed considering all his UFA top targets on D signed elsewhere.
Agreed. Everyone knew Stuart was leaving this offseason so the Ericsson signing was even more necessary. Going with kids and journeymen for the #6 and #7 spot is great, but when you're creeping up into the #4 and #5 you want more stability.

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