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08-25-2012, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Drydenwasthebest View Post
The reason he is above average is because he does EVERYTHING WELL. He is not a one dimensional type of player, he is able to do multiple things well on the ice. As I have pointed out, he plays against the top lines of all opposing teams at ES and on the PK. He is one of 15 defenders who have posted over 30 points, 100 hits, 100 blocked shots; he is able to generate over 30 points of offence WHILE shutting down the opposing teams best lines; he is able to throw other teams' player off their game through agitating them out of their minds.

Those are the reasons that Subban is a top 20 defenceman in the NHL. He is not a healthy Mike Green on offence, not a Josh Gorges on defence, but he has solid aspects of them both that allows him to play both roles in a productive manner.
Jeeze, you must think Phaneuf is a top 15 defender too, because he does all those things and better.

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