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03-08-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
I think his point was that you don't call Malkin(or Crosby) a top 6 player, or a top 2 center.
Same goes for Pk, he shouldn't be mentioned as a top 4 but more as a top D (or top 2 at worst).
I think people are putting a little too much stock into me saying PK is clearly a top 4 defenseman on any team. His skill set obviously says number 1 pairing, but I'm talking about in terms of actual hockey games here, not just on paper. To me, it seems teams nowadays put a lot more emphasis on 3 solid D pairings. When I say he's clearly "a top 4 D" I mean it in the sense he would absolutely be among the most important 4 defenseman on all teams. Whether it be the 1st official pairing, or 2nd official pairing, it doesn't really matter.

Fine...on paper, and in line-up cards/posts whatever..PK is a top 2 D.

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