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01-22-2013, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cjbhab View Post
Florida has Campbell who played the league high in minutes, Montreal had no one else.

Garrison had a break out year too.

It is not a surprise that Subban led Montreal in minutes, nor is it a surprise that a 20 year old wasn't given as much responsibility on a veteran defense that was one of the best in the league.

The best way to judge defense is to simply watch them play.

What about Subban's giveaways.. or him being out of position?

Subban had double the giveaways as kulikov.
Same number of takeaways.
Same number of hits.
so... a 20 year old playing on a struggling team in a franchise worst season, tried to do a bit too much?

Kulikov may very well develop into a similar, or even superior, player than Subban is/will be... but nothing we've seen thus far would indicate that. Subban wasn't just given a bigger role, he took a bigger role. let's not forget that he was an impact player in his first 2 NHL playoffs. In the 2nd year, he was quite reasonably the best player on the ice for both teams in the 7-game showdown with the eventual cup winners.

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