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07-25-2012, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by JGRB View Post
And let's hypothetically say that instead of Gionta/Markov going down for extensive amounts of time it is instead Pacioretty/Subban or Cole/Gorges. It's the same end result. The club won't have the depth required at either position to adequately replace those injured top-tier players and will end up suffering greatly unless Price manages to stand on his head. That's not even alluding to a potential injury to Price.
Markov proved many times that it's not. Markov at 70% was making us win more at the end of last season. He's our MVP, just for fun go get our stats with and without Markov over the last 8 years and you will notice that we were nearly never in the playoffs without him and nearly always in the playoffs with him. That's why Gauthier signed him back despite a serious injury.

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