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10-23-2009, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 25th View Post
Just how exceptional was Markov at first? Thats the whole point here. DirtyJeeves is right. Know it all MTL fans were saying the same things about Leclair after 3 seasoins that what they are saying now about Lats. Im not a Lats lover but the kid deserves a break.

It was the same thing with
Markov wasn't exceptional but doesn't he fit one part of the bill I was talking about? He was playing on the 2000-2001 of our worst ever. There was no expectations. We are not talking about the saviour that Price was suppose to be 'cause we didn't need a vet goalie when the really young rookie was suppose to be good enough for a team that had a whole lot of chances to go far. And MaxPac who was put in the 1st line at the start of the year. And Lats who started his career being the new Guy-Guy-Guy....

So while Markov was not exceptional at the start of his career, if you remember, he wasn't that bad and already proved that he belong. But he had something the others didn't....some experience by playing in Russian with men and in the AHL as well. And can you imagine? Even with that, he wasn't exceptional...but he didn't have to be. He had already proved that it was time for the next step. I'm sorry but neither of our kids proved anything. Even Price who would have been better served to play at least 1 AHL year to go through the motions of a Pro season.

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