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04-18-2007, 01:49 PM
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As much sense as it makes to put EJ with McKee or Jax for the "mentorship" aspect; I'd actually perfer it if EJ spent his 1st season on a pairing with Backman.

For all the talk of EJ's offensive potential, what people tend to forget is that EJ is primarily a shut-down defensive D man. IMO it would be better for EJ if he were put on the ice with an offensive player so he can concentrate on getting his defensive game to NHL level(pretty much the same thing we did with Jax only on a smaller level). Once the D game is solidified, the offense will come. Since Backman is the only real "offensive" D man we have right now it makes more sense IMO to put the two together.

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