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01-22-2013, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
No, it isn't. And nobody's saying that because Letang is the best on the Pens that he's a #1 by default.

Letang is arguably the 2nd best defenseman in the league offensively and was the 5th most productive last year on the PP. He can play 2 minutes of PK time a game and plays physical, to the tune of 2 hits a game. That's why he's fared better than any active defenseman in Norris voting outside of Weber and Chara the last two years.

But then we come back to that Norris voting that no detractor seems to want to acknowledge.

Please be joking, JTG. Please be joking.

Letang made every single defenseman he played with better last year. Suggesting anything else is pure revisionist history.
Did he? Everyone they paired with him looked no better than they did without him. They tried Orpik...looked like ****. They tried Martin...looked like ****. For a decent stretch last season, Letang didn't look too hot himself.

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