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01-09-2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
The people saying Markov is better than Subban have no appreciation for the importance of defensive play.

Yes, scoring points is important... but so is preventing points scored by the other team.
I think Markov has been out of the line up too long and people have short term memory or a case of the "what have you done for me lately's." Markov is one of the best defensive players out there. He was also a PK anchor and trusted in his own end. Ask Ovy who the hardest defensman is to play against and he'll tell you it's Markov?

PK should go on to be a great NHLer but please don't disregard how good Markov has been for us in an effort to boost PK. His play will speak for itself. If you were to ask any Habs fan which of the 2 players they'd want over the past 2 1/2 years, pre injury Markov or PK, I doubt anyone would pick PK. That's not to saying that could change going forward but it hasn't happened yet. Look at the numbers, they don't lie.

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