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09-13-2012, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by chromemaro View Post
Listen, I was just as excited to see that as well. He completely shut down malkin. But its a small sample size. Hell, Gustafason had a hell of a shift against malkin and hes a 6-7th D man at this point.
He also stopped top players all season long in key defensive situations. There's also a hell of a difference between one shift and an entire playoff series.

It's not like Couts shutting down Malkin came out of nowhere, it was the cherry on top of a fantastic defensive year. Trading him away for Subban makes this team worse defensively, and I doubt we can afford that. Sure, we'd get more offense from the blue line but that should currently be a secondary concern.

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