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Ericsson may play forward

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I would love to see Ericsson play great, but everybody seems to have forgotten that there was probably a reason he was drafted last as a forward and then switched to defense.

In any case if the wings decide to move him up front he would probably need some time in grand rapids.

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When was the last time we had a 6'4 or 6'5 forward?

He's going to look like a goon out there. :D

Probably Johan Ryno. Hopefully Ericsson is more useful than that tonight though.

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Detroit didn't do that. The first game he played as a defenseman was the first game Håkan Andersson saw him.

Yeah, the way Jonathan told the story was that he was a forward playing for a team that his dad coached (if I remember correctly). There were a few D sick/injured so he stepped in for what he thought was that game only. The Red Wing scout (Andersson) was there to scout out a player from the oppposite team and saw Jonathan. He convinced Jonathan to move to D permanently and convinced Detroit to draft him.

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