Thread: Player Discussion: Trade value of Andrei Markov
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06-14-2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Uber Coca View Post
You don't trade Markov. Therrien needs to smarten up and cut his icetime. Give him most powerplay minutes and less 5-on5 minutes. The younger players should be able to get some of his time.

Markov is still a superior player on the point and on the transition. His breakout passes are still one of the best in the league. People should stop reading too much in his play at the end of the season. It was his first season in a long time and he performed well given the situation. He lost speed, that's for sure. That doesn't take away he's one of the most clever player in the game.
This is correct, move Subban in to the no.1 slot and cut Markov's ice time. He is still one of the smartest players out there. I was taken a little aback by his inability to make the adjustment for his new lack of foot speed, but I think fatigue played a part in that. At his age he should not be carrying the responsibility of being the no.1.
He will be fantastic in a lesser role.

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