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04-26-2011, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Obviously, this league has no idea how to judge a d-man to a forward, they have no idea of the complexity and the difficulty of the defensive postion when in PK's case, he had to take over Markov and Gorges absences and Spacek later on. Everybody would agree that as a freakin rookie, the guy ended a #1 d-man ON A TEAM THAT EVENTUALLY MADE THE PLAYOFFS.

Not Skinner nor Grabner's fault, and in Skinner's case it's tough to debate it, but they didn't make the playoffs. And especially in Grabner's case....isn't it a little easier to play a guy when you don't make the playoffs? Where's the pressure? While Subban had all the pressure in the world.

Anyway, it is the NHL. When a defenceman award will often if not always be given to a d-man with top 5 stats. When you can maybe finish 10th but could be the best defensive d-man in the game. So since the league can't respect that, as much as they need a defensive forward award, they'll need a defensive d-man one too....
... Carolina was fighting til' the end. As an 18 year old, I'd say Skinner,s campaign was more impressive that Subban's. The fact that he was able to maintain his level of play consistently over the whole season is an added bonus.

Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
You do know that the main HF board is actually filled with the most Habs haters in both countries? You also know that Subban is, the most hated player in this board as well do you?

Of course, they'll take Skinner over Subban....You don't think there's any bias over there?
Put your red white and blue glasses down for a second, perhaps there's a more legit reason as to why most would pick Skinner, experts, journalists and HFBoarders alike.

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