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01-25-2013, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Brownies View Post
You know what, we are not talking of a youngster like Ekman-Larsson and going crazy after he scored x goals in the first 3 games. We're talking of a damn veteran who everyone should have seen enough times to make a clear judgment of his play. I don't need to watch anymore games of Markov to know who he is. Nobody knows when/if he'll get injured again but I've got no shame in calling him a top defenseman when he's healty.

I've been a member of this board for over 10 years, even though I don't post often, so I perfectly know that each year a lot of people go crazy over some dude who start the season on fire, but Markov ? Crosby is having a quiet season so far, but I have no trouble calling him a top player. Joe Thornton is on fire lately, should I wait more games to call him a top center in the league ? He's Joe Thornton, I don't need to see more games of Joe Thornton. Same with Markov.
Good point. And well-said.

Also like the avatar!

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