Thread: Confirmed with Link: Andrei Markov signs for Vityaz Chekhov (KHL)
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10-21-2012, 08:46 AM
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One thing to keep in mind for Markov is that even if he is exactly what he was before he's not going to be as effective as he was in 2006-09 due to how the league has changed in that powerplay opportunities are massively down accross the board. Nobody can get the powerplay minutes anymore to replicate what he did in 07-08 for example.

Markov's value was that he was a solid top pair defender on even strength and arguably the best powerplay defenseman of his time. And the value of a top powerplay defender has declined rapidly. The league belongs more to guys like Subban now who dominate the game 5 on 5.

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