His exact words were, "if we don't find another top 4 defenseman, Ericsson will fill that role".
Read the article again. It's a definite possibility.
Thank you, I don't know why everyone jumped down my throat. It was written right in the article from Holland's mouth.
Top 4 is different from Top 2 as quoted by VM.
Lidstrom-Stuart-Kronwall-Rafalski/Ericsson. That's where I made that stretch. Ericsson filling a top 4 when there are already the other top 3 is the same as filling Rafalski's place. Maybe he won't be replacing Rafalski exactly in the sense that he'll be doing the same role, and maybe that's what people thought I was saying, but the reality is if E is in the Top 4 that means the Top 4 took a hit from last season, which is bad.
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