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07-24-2013, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mpp9 View Post
I see Maatta earning a spot out of camp next year. So I don't see the argument for Harrington since he's been pegged as needing a full year in WBS.
Who says Harrington needs a full year in WBS?

He may...the Pens' system is notoriously difficult for defensemen to pick up. There's also the small matter of depth to leapfrog, but I have no problem seeing Harrington called up due to injury this year and acquitting himself well.

The argument for Harrington is that he's a more refined, more experienced, and simply better defensive player than Maatta. He's been the best junior-aged shutdown defenseman in the CHL (and maybe the world) the last two years.

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