Subban's play since coming back
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03-03-2013, 02:33 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
The more I see of Subban under Therrien, the happier I am with Therrien. While he may not be getting the ice time he's capable of playing currently, Therrien is playing him to his strengths and fine tuning his weaknesses.
Martin gave him a load of ice time, but pigeonholed him into a role he was good at, and at the time I was very happy with. Seeing the difference under Therrien has changed my opinion on that, though. Martin definitely improved his defensive play but also hampered his development by slowly turning him from an offensive force into a defensive D with offensive potential..
Therrien has been utilizing him as an offensive defenseman with some defensive skills. Rather than forcing him into a system that isn't fully suited for him, he's tuning his all around game and playing up his strengths.
Under Martin I was wondering if that was as good as it got with Subban, but Therrien's utilization has been reminding me the best is yet to come.
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