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01-16-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble View Post
It borders on criminal how under-rated Gorges play is. The guy is arguably our best defender and he gets no respect while PK blasts shots wide all day long and is treated like the next Pronger.

His "wanting to get paid" should not get in the way of this team succeeding, yet it is. He should take a cue from the other core players like Pacioretty and Price.
Gorges is an above average defender and works harder than anyone else on the blueline, but he benefited from playing with Subban as much as the other way around. The two of them when together actually do a great job of splitting the duties, and just as Gorges enables Subban to play with more risk, Subban allows Gorges to play conservatively.

A team where Gorges is your star defenseman is not a team going very far. This is not underrating Gorges, he's everything you want from a reliable defensive defenseman, but he doesn't "carry" anyone.

And allegedly Bergevin has refused to give Subban long term contracts he did to Pacioretty and Price, despite Subban proving more than Pacioretty has.

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