Viagra pfizer With the 2001 NHL Draft just three weeks away, viagra pfizer New York Rangers president/GM Glen Sather changed the landscape of his team’s draft strategy by trading two 2011 second round draft picks (#45 and #57) and center Roman Horak to the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Tim Erixon and Calgary’s 2011 fifth round draft pick (#134). Viagra pfizer The Rangers acquired the second of the two second round draft picks from Carolina (via Washington) in the Bobby Sanguinetti trade.

Viagra pfizer Considering that the Rangers were without third and seventh round draft picks, viagra pfizer it is not too much of a surprise to see Sather make a move with his second draft picks. Viagra pfizer It will be really interesting to see how/if the Rangers GM continues his wheeling and dealing to fill in the holes in the Blueshirts draft board.

Viagra pfizer Those who think Erixon’s acquisition means the end of Michael Del Zotto’s tenure with the Rangers might be thinking prematurely. Viagra pfizer That is not to say that he is untouchable, viagra pfizer rather it is to say that his trade value took a hit after last season’s struggles. Viagra pfizer

Viagra pfizer I would think the only way Del Zotto is dealt is if Sather can move up in the draft in order to select one of the top scoring forwards. Viagra pfizer The only problem with that plan is the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils occupy the fourth and fifth spots in the draft. Viagra pfizer If the Rangers could swing a deal with Florida at number three then perhaps Gabriel Landeskog could turn in his Kitchener Rangers jersey for a New York Rangers jersey.

Viagra pfizer In making the announcement of the trade Sather said, viagra pfizer “Tim is an outstanding young defenseman with good size and mobility, viagra pfizer” stated Sather. Viagra pfizer “He plays a complete, viagra pfizer all-around game, viagra pfizer and we feel he is an excellent addition to our developing, viagra pfizer young defense corps.”

Viagra pfizer The 23-year-old Erixon is the son of former Ranger LW Jan Erixon who played his entire 10-year career with the Blueshirts. Viagra pfizer The younger Erixon, viagra pfizer a left-handed shot, viagra pfizer was Calgary’s first round draft pick (#23) in 2009.

Viagra pfizer The Flames faced a 5pm deadline on Wednesday to either sign Erixon or watch as he re-entered the draft. Viagra pfizer Given their cap situation, viagra pfizer Calgary GM Jay Feaster had little choice but to trade the team’s former first round draft pick.

Viagra pfizer “You never want to lose a first-round pick you feel is going to play, viagra pfizer” GM Jay Feaster told The Canadian Press. Viagra pfizer “What would have hurt more would have been losing him for only the compensatory pick. Viagra pfizer If I were standing here in front of you today saying we lost this player and ‘don’t worry because we got the 54th overall pick in the draft this year, viagra pfizer’ that’s a much tougher thing than to have two second-round picks and a player we believe is going to play.”

Viagra pfizer “We tried. Viagra pfizer We made multiple offers. Viagra pfizer We made offers of salary-cap levels, viagra pfizer” Feaster said. Viagra pfizer “All of which were met with ‘we appreciate it very much, viagra pfizer but we still have concerns about whether Tim will be given a legitimate opportunity.”‘

Viagra pfizer In acquiring Horak, viagra pfizer Feaster reunited him with his Chilliwack linemate Ryan Howse – Calgary’s 2009 second round draft pick.

Viagra pfizer Given that Calgary was under the gun to trade him, viagra pfizer one has to wonder if Sather would have been able to lowball Feaster. Viagra pfizer However, viagra pfizer given the online talk that Erixon could have gone as high as the top ten, viagra pfizer Slats might have had no chance to salvage one of the second round draft picks.

Viagra pfizer In 2009, viagra pfizer the International Scouting Service (ISS) offered up the following scouting report on Erixon:

Viagra pfizer “This solid two-way defenseman has proven to scouts that he is the real deal and will be a highly sought after commodity come draft day. Viagra pfizer A well-rounded defender, viagra pfizer Erixon is a good skating, viagra pfizer smart player who has a good set of hands and can read the play well. Viagra pfizer Although not overly quick, viagra pfizer he positions himself well and plays an aggressive defensive style around his own net. Viagra pfizer He can get caught following the puck or over committing to the puck side at times, viagra pfizer but generally has the skill to get to passes and attacking players before they become dangerous. Viagra pfizer Erixon attempts to move the puck quickly, viagra pfizer which can work for him or against him, viagra pfizer depending on the pressure given.”

Viagra pfizer ISS compared his style of player to fellow Swedish defenseman Kenny Jonsson. Viagra pfizer They also called Erixon a “reliable d-man that will play in the league and go unnoticed for 10 years” which sounds a lot like his father. Viagra pfizer Erixon was the 55th rated player by ISS.

Viagra pfizer Erixon entered the 2009 NHL Draft as the fifth best European skater according to the NHL Central Scouting ratings.

Viagra pfizer NHL Director of Central Scouting E.J. Viagra pfizer McGuire said, viagra pfizer” “Tim Erixon brings to his Swedish Elite League club team, viagra pfizer the same kind of elite hockey skills that perhaps his dad, viagra pfizer Jan Erixon, viagra pfizer did for over 500 games in the NHL. Viagra pfizer A smart defenseman who can either lead a rush or support the rush from behind, viagra pfizer he was on display at the World Junior Championship in helping bring his team to the final game.”

Viagra pfizer The Hockey News (THN) ranked Erixon as the 32nd overall best prospect in the draft and viewed his NHL translation as a “two-way defenseman”.

Viagra pfizer In their 2009 NHL Draft Preview THN wrote, viagra pfizer “Erixon has an offensive bent to his game, viagra pfizer but hasn’t put it on display often for scouts when he plays in the Swedish League”. Viagra pfizer In Erixon’s defense, viagra pfizer he was playing in Sweden’s top league as an 18-year-old.

Viagra pfizer The 6-foot-3 and 205 pound Erixon should be ready to battle for a spot on the Rangers Opening Night Roster. Viagra pfizer While he is only 20-years-old, viagra pfizer he has played the last three seasons with Skelleftea (the same team his father played for) in the Swedish Elite League (SEL) tallying 14 goals and 30 assists with 96PIMs in 140 games. Viagra pfizer Erixon made his SEL debut with two games as a 17-year-old during the 2007-2008 season.

Viagra pfizer In addition to his SEL experience, viagra pfizer Erixon has also represented Sweden in international competition. Viagra pfizer He was a member of Sweden’s silver medal winning team at the 2011 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia. Viagra pfizer Erixon also played for Tre Kronor in the 2009 World Junior Championships (silver medal) and 2010 World Junior Championships (bronze medal).

Viagra pfizer While Erixon’s playing experience has been for Sweden, viagra pfizer the young blueliner was born in Port Chester, viagra pfizer NY on February 24, viagra pfizer 1991 while Jan was a member of the Rangers.

Viagra pfizer Here is another Scouting Report on Erixon, viagra pfizer courtesy of The Toronto Star:

Viagra pfizer ASSETS: Has a projectable frame, viagra pfizer very good instincts for the game and solid bloodlines. Viagra pfizer Displays all-around upside and the ability to log a ton of minutes. Viagra pfizer Is relatively low-maintenance.

Viagra pfizer FLAWS: Needs to fill out his frame and gain strength to better handle NHL forwards. Viagra pfizer Also must play with more of an edge to his game in order to maximize his potential.

Viagra pfizer CAREER POTENTIAL: Potential big-minute defenseman.

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