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04-23-2013, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Markov-Subban only works on the powerplay or when theres a minute left to the game. You want one of those two on the ice most of the time and it happens half as often if they play on the same pairing. When they play separately you can have one of Markov or Subban on the ice 80% of the time, which is great needless to say. Of course its not-so-great right now because we don't have healthy defensemen to pair them.
With Markov-Subban paired together the health issue would be even worse, since pair 2 and 3 would be 100% scrub facing potentially dangerous 2nd and 3rd lines. Example : Gorges-Weber, not a pair I'd like to see against Malkin
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