Pittsburgh: The Best defensive in the game !
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10-23-2010, 01:24 PM
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I'm not sure I agree with this theory. The unit as a whole is more important than one player. How Martin and Letang (and even Goligoski) are playing right now, all of them, including Orpik and Michalek, can eat top pairing type mins, and Martin can be that guy who goes against the oppositions best. Not many teams can say what we can. From the looks of it, we have 5 minute munching defensemen on our hands.
I said it right after we signed him, that
if Martin puts up 45-50 points here, he'll be considered by many more, a number 1 defenseman
If that happens then we would move up. As well as the other pens defensemen taking a step up as they seem to be doing in this young season. But it has not happened yet. Right now there are other defensive cores who are also stacked and have a definitive number one as well. To me that is the separator. But we are not far off from any defense in the league, and our core is mostly young or just entering its prime so should only get much better. Not just for now, but our future defensively looks even brighter. And that does not even include players like Simon Despres in the minors.
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