Thread: OT: Jason Garrison
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02-22-2013, 04:09 PM
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I really like the new pairings going forward.

Edler - Tanev
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Garrison - Ballard

Edler can really use a guy like Tanev right now.
It's interesting and last night was certainly a promising start for that look. I had been saying since before last season that Ballard was the guy who made most sense for a switch to the right side. And was also suggesting this summer that Ballard could be a good fit alongside Garrison, as he's about the closest thing we have to a player like Campbell who Garrison clearly clicked with. Campbell skated Garrison out of a lot of trouble last year, and if Ballard can continue his standard of play this year and switch to the right side while doing it...there's the potential for his outstanding skating to help Garrison out in much the same way. Looking forward to seeing how the two of them do against a really 'opportunistic' team like the Preds tonight.

The problem is...while it's fine for this year, moving forward with an $8.8M 'bottom-pairing' is awfully tough to stomach.

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