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01-10-2013, 03:38 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
Subban is a 1D the same way Phaneuf is. He can do it, but it's far from ideal.

The difference of course being Subban can still get better.
Maybe, but the list of guys that are both big impact even strength defenders and high level contributors on both special teams in the NHL is only about 13-20 names long (depending on opinion and definition of terms) and Subban is pretty clearly one of them.

He may not be a superstar presently but I'd argue he's at least league average for a team's best defenseman.

Although I'm hoping opinions on his ability haven't caught up with his level of performance and his contract is more "first pairing" money than "number one" money.

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