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01-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
I agree that is what starts the year, but injuries can happen. Also, I think the plan for Hannan is to be a stopgap until Ellis/Blum are ready for 2nd pairing time. And I think that will be this year. I expect Hannan to be #6/7 before the year ends.
I haven't noticed Blum and Ellis playing together in Milwaukee. The coach doesn't want to pair two smaller D-men together. Ellis and Bartley have been paired. Blum was paired with Valentine last game. Jarvinen was with COR last game. That way you have a bigger physical guy with a smaller speedier guy. Bartley isn't too physical, but Ellis isn't afraid to throw some hits out there, so it evens out.

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