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01-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil Parent View Post
But a level under his peers is still above a TON of players, and if Markov in his prime would have been his level of "peers" and Subban is a level below him, then he's still our no. 2 D....

Intelligence is real important, but getting EVERYTHING in one guy is very rare, and when you do, you have a generational talent. Put Rod Langway's defensive awareness in PK Subban's body, and you get a GREAT ****ing HOF defensemen. But take Subban's hockey sense and Langway's athleticism and you get a player who's lesser than either of them.

PK is PK. And PK is great for what he is. He'll never be Langway and we don't need him to be. He'll be something like a poor man's Coffey, and that's totally fine by me.
One famous play in the 1984 World Cup notwithstanding, Paul Coffey was not that good a defensive defenceman. PK is better defensively and tougher. But Coffey put up HOF numbers offensively. If PK comes even to 60% of Coffee's numbers, he will be a Norris candidate often.

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