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by Matthew Tate on 02/04/14 at 01:25 PM ET
In years gone past, it's been pretty clear which defender on the Caps' roster drew the ire of the fans. He might have once put together a +50 season (as if it really means anything), but Jeff Schultz was generally disliked by the fanbase. With Schultz have been bought out this past summer, there had to be somebody step in a replace him. It has become clear the John Erskine has stepped in to fill the void, and he might surpass the mark.
It's a pretty big shift for Erskine, who was a fan favorite for years. He wasn't the fastest and definitely had nothing resembling a good shot, but he was tough. And from a fan's perspective, toughness is something to be adored, especially on a team that is seen as "soft". And Erskine definitely still brings that toughness to this line-up, but at the expense of basic defense. Let's take a look at Erskine's body of work this past Sunday against Detroit. Given the persuasion of most readers here a KK, it should give you something to enjoy from that game.
Let's start with Detroit's second goal of the game, coming off the stick of Tomas Tatar early in the second period.
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