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01-27-2013, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by lamp9post View Post
If Markov wasn't injured, we wouldn't have traded for Kaberle, therefore Emelin and Diaz would likely have the same amount of ice time last year if Markov was healthy.
Good point. This is probably true.
Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Wrong, Spacek was eating minutes comparable to what Kaberle ate, that's a null point.

Basically, if Markov had played 82 games for 22-24 minutes a night, we would not have played Chris Campoli for 43 games for 17 minutes a night. There would have been less ice time available for Emelin and Diaz, it's that simple.
Probably also true.

No matter how you slice it, Markov's ice time means less ice time for somebody else. Is it going to be less for PK? No. It's going to be less for the kids.
Originally Posted by JohnLennon View Post
The math still says they get ice time considering there were so many injuries we had to deal with on defense. And who says they wouldn't be playing on a pairing with either of PK or Markov.... kind of like EXACTLY what is happening right now? You have no way of knowing what kind of ice time they would have had.

Once again, having Markov in the lineup last year is nothing but good for both the young defensemen and the team as a whole.
Right now they're benefitting from no PK.

And again, you keep trying to make it completely black or white... saying it's "nothing but good" just isn't correct.

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