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10-09-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Persona5 View Post
While Bartley could have played worse he is not in a 6-7th d-man role right now. He is playing on our second pairing with Klein. I personally would like to see Ekholm moved into that second line role with Klein and Bartley moved back with Ellis for now. The reason that won't happen however is Bartley and Ellis on the ice at the same time would probably lead to a lot of issues. They are more than likely trying to protect Bartley by having him play with Klein. Ekholm has held his own very well and I can't wait to see more from him. We may be looking at the best second pairing in the NHL in a couple years in Ekholm/Jones with Josi/Weber on the top pairing. I can see it happening with the way these kids are playing.
I think Klein and Ekholm played together a lot last night.

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