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05-12-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
How about we needed some time to see how slow he was really going to be? It's called analysis with more details. Not sure why it's wrong. I'm also sure that 2 weeks after acquiring Ryder, we all wanted to give him a 10-year contract. And now we all want him gone...etc. You have to be patient and need time to analyse. Game day threads doesn't exist to be patient, they exist to vent at the present moment. Then you have threads like taht who exist after seeing things for quite some time. By the way, it's still doesn't mean we're always right...
Markov isn't THAT slow, just taking time to adjust to no longer having above average speed/acceleration. I think he has the smarts to make the adjustment, plus an off season of rest then training might get a bit more out of his speed. Going from barely any hockey in 24 months to a condensed schedule surely didn't help.

There is also the aspect of replacing him. If you trade him that leaves a big hole in the top 4 and a weak UFA crop to try and fill it.

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