Andrei Markov: The best Habs defenseman since Larry Robinson?
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04-19-2009, 02:15 PM
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Thank you for bringing Chelios up.
How do you find he ranks next to Markov as a habs defender?
It seems to me he was traded for Denis Savard just as he was entering his best years
If the habs did a stupid mistake it is not chelios problem and it should not diminish his value for being a sure fire HHOF and one of the top dman in an era where coffey, bourque, mciniss, murphy, stevens played.
As I said chelios is a true #1 dman. He can pass, shoot, hit, play against top opposite forwards, leadership. Markov is not and will not be in that category.
Let markov win 1 norris and then come and then we will speak.
You know why markov is so important to the habs.
1 - They have no other strength in terms of team composition ( goalie or forwards )
2 - He is the only very good to excellent dman. Komi and hamrlik are 3rd - 5th dman.
Bring markov another good dman and he will be less valuable but as good as he is
. In other words, he is so valuable because at defense, we do not have one who is nearly as good as him; thus, the whole defense unit relies on him and his performance. If he plays well the whole unit looks ok. If he does not play well, the defense unit looks bad. You need someone else to help him stablize the defense and that player is not hamrlik not komi.
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