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12-09-2011, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
Oh come on Chris. Coburn has been in the league how many seasons now? It'd be different if this were his first or second season, but this is now his 7th year in the league. If you can't put it all together by then, then something's wrong.
Put what together? Are you expecting him to be an offensive juggernaut or something?

He's done putting things together. This is Coburn.

However, with even more age Coburn will become more and more consistent, particularly defensively.

I don't know why it's such a hard concept.

Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
Let's call Coburn for what he is - a good defensive defenseman with the toolkit to be an elite defensive defenseman.
No, calling Coburn what he is would be calling Coburn a solid defensive defenseman who once had potential to be elite but did not translate an offensive game to the NHL.

People wouldn't be complaining about Coburn if he was putting up 30 points a season.

Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
The problem is that he just can't put it all together on a consistent basis. And yes, when you've got seven seasons of experience, that's more than enough time to put things together.
Until you're in you're early 30's you're always growing as a defensive player; possibly even later.

As long as your body continues to keep up physically, experience directly translates to better consistency.

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