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09-12-2012, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
I made one small comment on the main boards about how he isn't the best defender and immediately I was questioned if I have ever seen Subban play. Should I have asked him if he has ever seen him play?

He is below average, but he is very young. All young defenders have growing pains in their own end. You just hope it doesn't persist throughout their careers.
Originally Posted by CharlieGirl
Shoot me in the head please.

Just got rid of one defenseman who didn't know how to play defense. Let's not replace him with another.
I disagree that Subban is below-average defensively. He logged huge minutes against top lines almost from the moment he was part of the big club. Yeah, he's raw and turns the puck over, but this is most often when he's trying to do it all himself. Though I'd say 'no' to Subban for Couturier, my response is not as automatic as everyone else's here.

And Carle is a poor comparator to Subban. Subban can play physical D, has a hard, accurate slapshot from the point, and will drop the gloves.

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