McDonagh vs Subban
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03-29-2012, 11:37 AM
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No matter the fan base, if someone claims taht a d-man has a 80 points per season potential, ignore him/her.
But it's two posts of yours that I quote which clearly show that you have no clue of what you're talking about when talking about Subban. You can praize McDonagh all you want, it's fair, but the way you try downplaying Subban is ridiculous as your points are simply false and full of air.
McDonagh is a safer player, no one in their right mind would deny that. Subban is a high risk, high reward player but he does a hell of a lot more than what you're describing. He has game breaking abilities as at any point, he can rush the puck and score or set-up that winning goal and that, whether it's at even strength or on the PP. Opposing players better keep their head up when Subban is on the ice as he'll crush you. Defensively, he is sound. Yes, he will turn the puck over once in a while but most times, he'll be the one hustling and fixing his own mistakes.
In my opinion, McDonagh is a good defenseman but Subban is and will be better down the line.
You're describing Subban at his best. He hasn't been at his best this season, which is why I said what I said. Subban hits hard, can skate, can shoot and create offense. I got it. This season, he's taken a step back. He's not an offensive force on the blue line. He's certainly not an offensive force at ES.
Statistically, Macdonagh is light years ahead of Subban from a defensive standpoint, as the stats clearly indicate
Offensively, they are very close statistically, as proven with, yup you guessed it...stats.
Subban migh have "game-breaking abilities", but this season, how many times has been a game breaker? Stats say otherwise.
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