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01-28-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
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.
So it's safe to say he had room to grow, but his potential was off the hook and his production was at the time warranted and proven. Sounds awfully familiar.

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