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02-25-2005, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Calling Markov an offensive d-man is a misnomer. He isn't, although he has offensive skill. He is a positional type d-man who is excellent a clearing the puck out of his zone, intercepting the puck in his zone, causing turnovers and making the first pass out of his zone. On both offense and defense he's a poor man's Nick Lidstrom style wise. Not overly physical in being able to throw big hits, but is good in all aspects of the game a d-man needs to be good at. He's to Nick Lidstrom what Jackman is to Stevens.
He regressed a bit last season likely due to his father's illness and not having a fellow Russian on the team. His English isn't very good, and it must have been a bit lonely for him last season.
Great post, couldn't agree with you more
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