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Loui Eriksson opens training camp with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand; Jarome Iginla with Milan Lucic and David Krejci
Posted By DJ Bean On September 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm In General | 5 Comments
Claude Julien  has wasted no time in trying out what could be one of the best two-way lines in the league, as Julien used Loui Eriksson on the right wing with Brad Marchand  and Patrice Bergeron  in line drills on the day on the ice of training camp. The second group featured Jarome Iginla in Nathan Horton ‘s familiar spot with Milan Lucic  and David Krejci .
Eriksson, who was the centerpiece of the trade that sent Tyler Seguin  and Rich Peverley  to Dallas, is considered an elite two-way player. The 28-year-old has had seasons of 36, 29 and 27 goals in his career, and he figures to replace Seguin’s offense while adding a more complete game.
“Definitely no disrespect to Segs — he’s a phenomenal player and we clicked very well; we had a couple great years together — but Loui’s a bit of a different player,” Marchand said. “He’s still a very good goal-scorer, a very good playmaker, and he plays hard in our end. I’m sure he’ll complement us very well and hopefully we’ll all be able to play well together.”
Iginla was signed in the offseason after Horton elected not to return to the B’s after three seasons in Boston.
Another line that was used quite a bit in the first group was Chris Kelly  between Jordan Caron and Reilly Smith. Both Smith and Caron are competing for third-line minutes this season.
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 Claude Julien: http://media.weei.com/hockey/claude-julien.htm
 Brad Marchand: http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Nathan Horton: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nathan-horton.htm
 Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm
 David Krejci: http://media.weei.com/hockey/david-krejci.htm
 Tyler Seguin: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tyler-seguin.htm
 Rich Peverley: http://media.weei.com/hockey/rich-peverley.htm
 Chris Kelly: http://media.weei.com/hockey/chris-kelly.htm
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