Clark: Erixon a Top Four Defenseman Now

erixonArthur Staple at Newsday has this quote from Gordie Clark, Rangers VP of player personnel, on the recent addition of D Tim Erixon…

“It’s a nice trade for Calgary,” Clark said, “because they get a prospect who’s ready to turn pro and a couple of pretty high picks. For us, it’s a ready-made player — you don’t have to wait to see how he turns out. We know right now he’s a top-four D-man, he’s played with men for three years. He’s ready to step in right now.

“When you go back and check in on him, you see he’s gotten bigger, maybe a little smarter on the ice. He’s a very cerebral player back there. He really sees the play coming at him, he sees all the options and most times he chooses the right play.”

…wow that’s pretty high praise there by Clark, whose opinion on prospects I completely respect. Maybe this kid can come in a make a difference this year. Del Zotto better start his training regimin right now.

…also interesting that Clark says Horak is ready to turn pro now. Lot’s of so-called experts saying losing Horak was no big deal. Guess not.

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Clark: Erixon a Top Four Defenseman Now

erixonArthur Staple at Newsday has this quote from Gordie Clark, Rangers VP of player personnel, on the recent addition of D Tim Erixon…

“It’s a nice trade for Calgary,” Clark said, “because they get a prospect who’s ready to turn pro and a couple of pretty high picks. For us, it’s a ready-made player — you don’t have to wait to see how he turns out. We know right now he’s a top-four D-man, he’s played with men for three years. He’s ready to step in right now.

“When you go back and check in on him, you see he’s gotten bigger, maybe a little smarter on the ice. He’s a very cerebral player back there. He really sees the play coming at him, he sees all the options and most times he chooses the right play.”

…wow that’s pretty high praise there by Clark, whose opinion on prospects I completely respect. Maybe this kid can come in a make a difference this year. Del Zotto better start his training regimin right now.

…also interesting that Clark says Horak is ready to turn pro now. Lot’s of so-called experts saying losing Horak was no big deal. Guess not.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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