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09-17-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KevD10 View Post
The Flyers already have too many forwards who don't exactly excel defensively and putting someone like Akeson in the top 9 could be trouble. Then again, I've only ever seen him play two or three games and am just going off of what I've read. Maybe he's improved his two way play.

Also, for all the people that supported not bringing Gagne back, putting a player like Akeson in his spot doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Absolutely he has. He worked hard last year on playing in his own zone and it paid off. He was on the phantoms top pk unit to end the season as well. Granted they didn't have holmstrom at that point. IMO at this point he'd be about average in his own zone at the NHL level. Considering McGinn was really bad defensively last year and Briere is gone I really don't see his defense being a factor.

Originally Posted by healthyscratch View Post
So Akeson is the next best thing since slice bread I see.
I've been pulling for him since he was signed. So my routing for him now should come as a surprise to no one.

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