Thread: Player Discussion: Erik Gustafsson (2012-13 season and beyond)
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03-10-2014, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
It's not that simple. Gus is a small, offensively average Dman. His competition for a starting spot is not Grossmann, it's Timonen, Streit and, now, MacDonald.

Putting Gus in instead of Grossmann would leave the D too small. It's like replacing your defensive end with a small safety.

The other thing people ragging on Grossmann neglect to mention is that he takes a ton of physical abuse for the team, hitting and blocking shots. That goes a long way earning the huge respect the big man gets from his teammates and coaches. He's a warrior and they need him and Luke to keep the other teams' honest.
It is that simple.

Coburn-Timonen
Streit-MacDonald
Gus-Schenn

It's that easy. That defense is much better than the current one, no question.

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