Andrei Markov: The best Habs defenseman since Larry Robinson?
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04-20-2009, 03:39 PM
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Sure, it did. If they had to trade him, no one was forcing them to trade him and a 2nd round pick for the declining Denis Savard. The reason they did was because: a) he was a hometown boy loved by everyone and b) they looked like idiots for drafting Wickenheiser over Savard.
Savard was a good player don't get me wrong, but he barely contributed to the 93 run and was nowhere near the player Chelios was at that point. I'm pretty sure Denis was a healthy scratch most of the playoffs.
Who knows which other player was available at the time? But it was a bad trade, Savard (Serge) was trading d-man like they cab be replaced in no time, wrong!
Anyway, back on topic, if I had to make a list for an entire career, I think that Rod Langway would be ahead of Markov, but he was traded before.
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