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04-27-2013, 01:46 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
The inability around here to look at the entire season as a whole instead of focusing on the last 5 (or worse yet, 1) game is just remarkable.

Yes, Markov has been poor (defensively at least, he's still producing points) since Emelin went down. He's no longer a guy you want carrying a plug like Boullion, especially when often given first pairing minutes, but no, that doesn't mean he was "carried" by Emelin, it means they were a good fit together, much as Komisarek once was. And yes, it's very likely he's tired considering how much he has been used. But why can't we criticize a player without completely ignoring everything they have done over the past year?
I don't think it's just Markov that's been poor. The whole team has looked bad during that stretch. Even our Norris candidate took some poor decisions and looked bad at times.

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