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03-18-2013, 12:18 PM
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I agree that Ericsson is average at maximum if we think his defensive game sense.

But you don't have to be the smartest guy on the planet, like Lidström was, if you have that superb reach and size Ericsson has. He compensates those game sense weaknesses because of his size. That's why Holland paid for him, you can't get that frame from anywhere for free, those kind of guys are all signed. He is not physical, but he uses his reach very cleverly, and that style is partially copied from Lidström.

He has the size of Pronger and is an average defenceman. Those attributes together make him a solid defensive TOP4 defenceman.

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