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Ericsson Proves His Worth With Wings

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock isn’t surprised by rookie Jonathan Ericsson’s effectiveness because he has been working as the defenseman’s chief lobbyist almost from the day he first saw him.

“I’ve seen him for three years and pushed to have him on the team for two years, but I didn’t have votes,” Babcock jokes.

Babcock simply couldn’t talk general manager Ken Holland into straying from the team’s philosophy of keeping prospects in the American Hockey League until they are ready to contribute significantly at the NHL level.

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