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01-21-2013, 04:00 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
think people need to understand the difference between impact and talent.

examples of impact : Claude Lemieux in the P.O. 20 goals in seasons, plays like a 50 goal scorer in PO / Saku, bringing teams no better than the one we saw saturday into the P.O. regularly / Markov, took us a very long time to learn how to win without him in the line up...

skills or not, when these players are on your team, it has an impact on the result (Not just an odd game here and there).

Subban, while very talented, highly skilled, and doing lots of things right doesnt have much impact in the game -> YET.
You realize that we learned how to win without Markov the day PK was on our team and replaced him?

Anybody that you can't easily replace on a team is impactful. I agree, he's not perfect, and still has a lot of room for improvement. But you can't argue that a player who brings so much doesn't have much impact.
You can argue that it's because we were such a bad team, but there's no way to really know this seeing how he's only played for us.
It would certainly have been interesting to see how we perform this year with both Markov and PK on our team. They have the potential of being one of the better one two punch on Defense in the whole NHL.

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