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01-11-2012, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Habitant#1 View Post
You just love to put words in peoples mouths and overreact don't you?

Compared to some of the other D we've had over the years like Komo, Bouillon, Hamrlik, Wiz, Emelin, etc., Markov was comparatively soft yes. Didn't stop him from being my favorite player, but he certainly wasn't a physical force out there.
My point is that Kaberle has redefined my definition of soft. The guy doesnt even go for the obvious routine hits and goes out of his way to avoid contact. Therefore I *used* to think Markov was soft, but not anymore.

Again, give your own head a shake. Harder this time maybe.
I always thought Markov could escape injury in his earlier years because he flew under the radar so to speak. Then as teams started to respect his talent level he became more of a target. The more he became a target the less he could handle it.

And I agree that Kaberle redefines soft. There is soft and Kaberle soft. Kinda like there is tissue soft and then there is Kleenex soft. I think I'll start to refer to Kabs as Kleenex now. It's easier to spell too.

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