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02-09-2013, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
He's made guys like Souray, streit, Komisarek play like All stars with career seasons with him on the pairing.

Komisarek was an independently good player in 2007-08. In 2008-09, when he was still playing with the same Markov, he played quite badly.

Sourray and Streit are independently good players, who had good seasons away from Markov. Streit had 56, 49, and 47 point seasons in Long Island, and Sourray had a 23 goal, 53 point season in Edmonton. He's playing real with Koivu in Anaheim this year.

As for Markov, his QBed power play was no longer number 1 in the league in 2008-09 after he lost Streit. I remember when we lost Streit, Habs were saying "it's not the player it's system", where "the system" meant "Markov passes the puck". The power play that year did not recover until Mathieu Schneider was picked up for a 2nd and 3rd rounder. Markov needed Schneider, and with Schneider, he rocked the PP.

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