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03-31-2013, 04:08 PM
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Please do not take this as a slight against Subban, please! This is more a reflection of the many wonderful years of Markov.


While PK does a lot himself, is just insane lately in terms of controlling the puck, throwing guys off him, making sweet zone entries, you name it, Markov's strength in terms of vision will likely go unrivaled. Markov's game has always been tactical and skillful. He wouldn't skate through a ton of guys, but would see the play 3 passes ahead. His backdoor pinches, his cross crease passes, his dependability in the D zone (ask Price how strong Markov is). The guy is just incredible. So when we compare Subban and Markov, they have a lot in common, but they also have unique skills. I don't think PK's style will ever reach the kind of passing, playmaking and craftiness that Markov has shown at the top of his game. And PK doesn't necessarily have to attain those levels, he's absolutely fine the way he is.

I think a lot of people forget just how great Andrei Markov has been for this organization. He really has been for certain years a league star who was vastly underrated due to our less than average league presence (although we have had some pretty decent success with him around last decade).

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