Ehh don't see it that way, especially considering his underlying stats and after watching him against the Ducks and Sharks. Although I don't see Klefbom as a #1 defenceman, Larsson likely had his offensive stats padded a bit if he was being paired with him or Sekera. Based on what I watched, it looked like Klefbom was his partner but I didn't watch him often in the regular season. His minutes don't seem that tough either if you're talking about zone starts or ATOI. Based on my viewings, his offensive game is pretty non-existent and I actually have no idea how he even managed almost 20 points even with his high PDO. I also just checked and it seems your coach is using Russell more than Larsson which really does not bode well for your case. Russell isn't even a top-4 defenceman and plays an even greater defensive role than Larsson but put up only 6 less points. I see him as a good middle-pairing guy, mainly a #4 but also a borderline #3. Taylor Hall on the other hand, wow, you guys really shouldn't have traded him like that. It wasn't too long ago most considered him an elite talent and even after a down year, I don't think non-Oilers fans have soured on him too much.