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11-08-2011, 09:22 PM
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Paul Martin at 26: 305 GP - 19 G - 99 A - 118 P - +24
Braydon Coburn at 26: 393 GP - 26 G - 88 A - 114 P - +31
Also because the two above are known for their offensive play...so we're comparing their offensive play. Awesome.
Martin wasn't signed coming off his age 26 season. He was signed 3 years later.
Martin also wasn't on a downward trend through 26 like Coburn.
36, 28, 19, 16.
24, 37, 26, 32, 33, 11 (in 22 games).
The point continues to go right over your head. My point is that the defenders that get the big bucks usually play a two-way game. Martin does. Coburn does not. It's a fairly simple concept to understand. Defenders with offensive ability to go along with their defense are more valuable than strictly defensive dmen alone. Martin was paid for the 30+ points Pittsburgh was hoping to get alone with his defense. You're not getting that from Coburn.
Defensive dmen have their place, but they should not be getting big bucks. A #4 defensive defenseman who is unable to anchor a pair isn't worth the $4.5-$4.75M you were originally trying to claim he is worth.
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