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01-26-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
I'm sorry to have to tell you this..

But hockey players aren't tires. Shocking, isn't it?!


Yes, the team is better the more Top Tier defenseman they have. Yes, the team is better had we Subban in the lineup. Yes, the optimal thing for us would be to HAVE Subban.

But the team is also better to have Prust, Bouillon and Armstrong in the lineup.

You have to ask yourself: what marginal increase in efficiency do the team get out of Prust/Bouillon compared to the marginal increase in efficiency we get out of Subban?

Right now, I'd say Prust/Bouillon bring more to the team than Subban could. Simply because they bring something we did not had, while Subban brings something that we have; just more of it and a bit sideways
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False premise. False interpretation of facts.

You know, unlike the Caps and Panthers, some teams, the teams we would actually want to beat to be among the best, those teams have more than one good offensive line. With those teams, having two #1 defensemen isn't a luxury, it's the single biggest upgrade one can have to go up against those teams. And Gorges isn't that 2nd dman. With both Markov and Subban, you get 40+ minutes of 1st pairing duty if you seperate them. Your thrid pairing also becomes more effective, bringing us close to being a defensive powerhouse, instead of finishing 10th in GAA with Subban, Gorges and several rookies, we'd probably be top 5 in GAA, with a solid D-corps.

Having another Markov-type dman is not a sideway move.. holy crap, don't quit your day job.

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