Thread: Carl Gunnarsson
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05-06-2013, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SnipeCheeseAllDay View Post
He's steady but I don't think he's a top pairing dman.

Next year:

Rielly - Phaneuf
Gunnarsson - Gardiner
Fraser - Franson
-Ranger/O'Byrne/Blacker

And we would still have Percy, Finn, Nilsson, MacWilliam, Blacker, Granberg, Loov coming up the pipes...
Rielly will not be a top pairing defenseman, barring a miracle, if he in fact even makes the team.. If he does he will begin with a limited role similarly to how we saw Carlyle handle Kadri this season.

Until he is replaced with someone better Gunnarsson is still the 2nd best Dman on the Leafs and has been a good partner for Phaneuf.

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