Thread: Proposal: Mtl -edm
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08-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by WeridAl View Post
If Subban matures he'll be a great D and a definite top pairing D. It is his maturity that is in question, not his potential.
He's already a great D and a definite top pairing D. The only area his maturity hurts us at times is in bad penalties. But a dozen bad penalties scattered over a season isn't the end of the world, there are lots of "mature" players who play with an edge and get those too. It would just be a "nice to have" if he found a way to at least pick his spots better for some of the most undisciplined of those. Although I wouldn't trade that in if it meant he lost any of his overall fire and jump on the ice. A very subtle change, if possible, would be ideal, but not if it came at the expense of his overall style. Chelios got a lot more "bad" penalties for us than this, for example, and having him on the edge and occasionally doing crazy things was entertaining at times too. They draw penalties to at least partly offset the bad ones they take too. So it's no biggie.

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