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02-10-2013, 11:40 PM
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domaug*
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Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
I'm a fan of Letang, but only to some extent. Just how good is he offensively if you take off the two best forwards from his team? Is he still a 50+ point dman?

I'm also quite concerned by his total ineptitude to run a PP. That's a pretty big minus for a defenseman that is meant to be an offensive juggernaut. He has average defense, too.

Still, he's part of the elite and he's on a great contract. From a habs point of view, I'd probably offer something along the lines of Pacioretty + Markov to fulfill their immediate need of a PPQB, Markov being arguably the best one at that in the league. It also allows them to keep a strong defense and give them a shot at the cup until the younger players are ready to assume bigger roles. Pac is a young power-forward on a great long-term contract that could, in my opinion, easily give 35/70+ seasons on a consistent basis playing on Crosby's wing.
i wouldn't even give that offer a first thought if Markov didn't suffer tons of injuries in his career.

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