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11-14-2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by LuckyLager View Post
I wouldn't be too concerned with pairing Edler on the right next to Garrison. Edler is primarily used as the offensive defenseman, and playing on the right is often a conducive environment for LH PMD's. I would be far more worried playing the defensive defenseman in a position he's not comfortable in than the offensive guy. Hopefully Edler can take on an Ehrhoff-type role, except with added physicality and stronger defensive play.
I tend to agree this might be an option. We know Garrison is an effective defensive d-man. While Edler on the right side might normally be an adventure, could a steady defensive partner allow him to play an offensive role on his off side, similar to how Hamhuis allows Bieksa to take more risks?

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