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03-18-2013, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DevinH2004 View Post
Yea it will be really interesting to see what Eakins does with the defensive pairings on the Marlies once we get Rielly and Percy.

Right now I think he's been going with:

Ranger - Blacker
Gardiner - Yeo
Marshall - Gysbers

With Mottau (injured?), Grimshaw, and Syvret on the sidelines. I assume they'll release Grimshaw and Syvret from their ATO's, but having Mottau, Rielly, and Percy in the box is pretty sweet depth.

I would like to see that 6th spot rotated amongst the box players, maybe Hhving Rielly with Marshall. However, I could definitely see Percy with Gardiner who I think he'd compliment well. Mottau also has NHL experience which Eakins might like once he (becomes healthy again?) is able to play.
Gardiner, Ranger and Blacker have been the backbone of the defense so far. Blacker has taken some incredible steps in particular.

I'm guessing there will be a rotation with the rest once Percy and Rielly come in (though Eakins likes to rely on the vets in general).

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