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01-28-2013, 03:56 PM
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Phaneuf's issue was making the transition from an offensive d-man in managed minutes who hits to the all situations two-way defender he's been in the last couple seasons. That's a very difficult step that a lot of talented young defensemen struggle with. Its the transition from being a capable support guy into someone who carries his team.

Myers is a guy right now having also difficulty making that jump.

Subban managed that transition at 21, half way into his rookie season.
And that's why Subban is proven. Can he still improve? Sure, but he's ahead of any expected trajectory.

Even Doughty, held up as the standard bearer for all blueliners in that age group, eased into that transition.

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