Caps sign, recall D Steven Oleksy
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03-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Yes, if people were complaining about Erskine it was because the D seemed so deficient top to bottom that Erskine seemed like a poor excuse for a bandaid at the time.
I've always like his game, but always thought his lack of foot speed and skill hindered him. Last year Schultz was in the lineup over him because goals went in against the Caps when Erskine was on the ice. This year, he's raised his game again thankfully. Not sure how anyone can dislike Erskine at this point. He's one of the few guys who seems to care about losing.
People were mildly excited about Pothier because he was touted as a top-pair puck mover and PP guy. Toughness wasn't even part of that job description as noted by Pothier's size lack of physicality in the past. There was a need for that type of guy, toughness or no toughness.
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