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02-12-2013, 01:35 AM
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While Martin has been good, I agree with the general premise of your post. I'd definitely prefer someone who excelled in one particular area to another jack of all trades type defenseman.
It comes back to the system. The Pens like coming up the wall but when that gets taken away if forces someone in deep to lug the puck up the ice. Sid and Malkin usually get taken out right away so it falls onto one of the defensemen to carry. Thats why Letang is so valued... not just for his skating but his hands are like a centers.
Another thing is that I would have to guess that the Pens feel that Sid can play with Kunitz and Duper because Letang is also getting time with Sid. So while he doesn't have that 100 pt winger, he does have Dupes getting 45 and Letang getting 55.
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