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Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2015, 10:36:43 AM »
So how has Erixon been playing?   I haven't seen them play for awhile.  Hoping he he and Sill are keepers

He's only played 4 games so far, sat a bunch of times. He's played limited minutes with a different defensive partner in each game and 3 of them haven't been NHL calibre (Brewer, Granberg, MacWilliam), the other was playing with a soon-to-be season ending injury (Robidas). So while his results haven't been great he hasn't exactly been put in a position to succeed. Given the options available one thing that should absolutely happen in the remaining games is him being put back in the line-up and played in a top-4 role alongside Rielly. May as well see what he's got.

Are they just playing Brewer to get him to 1000 games?

That's my thought as he only needs 2 more, and who knows if he even plays after this season.  I think Erixon has more potential, and Brewer has been downright terrible, so I can't think of any other reason than that.
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Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
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Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2015, 11:22:29 AM »
Are they just playing Brewer to get him to 1000 games?

That's what I had hoped, but since the deadline he's received the 2nd most even-strength minutes on the team, behind Gardiner. You'd think that they'd be sheltering him a bit if they were just doing this as a courtesy.

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Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2015, 08:42:24 PM »
Are they just playing Brewer to get him to 1000 games?

That's what I had hoped, but since the deadline he's received the 2nd most even-strength minutes on the team, behind Gardiner. You'd think that they'd be sheltering him a bit if they were just doing this as a courtesy.

Why shelter him if you're in full tank mode?   :-\

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Re: Leafs claim Tim Erixon off waivers
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2015, 08:42:24 PM »