Thread: Eberle and RNH
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03-25-2013, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by KarmaPolice View Post
Yep, I see him in the same mold as Edler, probably with less offense but better defensively. From what I've read, Klefa has developed a ton, even with his injuries. I think he could probably make the jump to the NHL. But I'm re-thinking that Klefa-Shultzy bottom pairing. Probably a recipe for disaster for such two young players to play together like that--even with being sheltered and bottom pairing status... Yeah, probably scratch that.
I wouldn't mind it as long as both are NHL-quality in their defensive play. Look at Carlson-Alzner - that pairing emerged as 2 kids put together in a bottom-pairing role that played their way into a functional top-pairing role during the Capitals hey-dey

Grebeshkov and Gilbert kind of did it as well, and were actually a decent 2nd pairing when this team once had an above-average defense.

I don't think this team is going to acquire two top-4 defensemen in the off-season to allow this to happen though.

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