Thread: Eklund: Markov to the Leafs
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06-16-2011, 09:27 PM
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a) It's Eklund, so there's at least a 99% chance this is BS for hits

b) It's Eklund posting about the Leafs, so even more likely that it's BS

c) It doesn't even make sense anyways. As much as Markov is an incredible dman when healthy, he's 32 and has had awful injuries the last 2 years, so he's going to be a very risky signing. If you have a solid vet team, and are a top notch dman away from very serious cup contention, you're probably willing to take that risk (I'm talking about teams like the Sharks, Red Wings, etc.). But for a young, semi-rebuilding team like the Leafs, who won't be contending for cups even with a 100% healthy, pre-injury level Markov, I don't think it would be a smart move, because if he remains injury plagued (or simply cannot play at the same level anymore), then it's yet another bloated albatross contract on d to go along with Komisarek

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