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02-13-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
If Subban actually lacked hockey sense and that held back his effectiveness I might agree with him.

But since Subban is tremendously effective at basically everything you can reasonably ask a defenseman to do then its not.

Hedman deserves more respect than he gets though. I have him better than the likes of Myers and Carlson, perhaps better than McDonagh. People have no idea how much his supposed bad results last year was due to the crazy degree that Tampa Bay leaned on him last year. He and OEL should be in the same conversation as Subban, but Subban is probably better. Principly because neither have Subban's ridiculous versatility.

The only young guys Subban should be considered behind are Doughty, Pietroangelo and Karlsson and Subban is very closely comparable to Doughty in effectiveness. And those aren't just the best young defensemen in the league, they are a group of some the very best defensemen period. The list of guys over 25 better than them is very small.
It won't surprise me if Subban wins a Norris at some point. He just continues to improve. And you're right about his versatility, he can do it all. And I love his skating.

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