Thread: Player Discussion: Trade value of Andrei Markov
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06-03-2013, 02:30 PM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by haburger View Post
subban has already learned to fly without markov.markov needs alot less minutes to be effective.his knees just arent the same.
His knees looked fine to me. He seems to be lacking speed and some mobility, but that might have to do with the fact he played 20 games in the 2 previous years.
But even if he doesn't gain back his speed and mobility, he has always been a smart Dman. He will have to adapt his game and play more of a positional game which means less pinching and smarter defense. No reason to think he won't be able to adjust.

Lidstrom slowed down considerably in his later year, yet he was still considered one of the best in the NHL.
Markov isn't Lidstrom, but he can adapt and remain a very very useful and key player.

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