Thread: Confirmed with Link: Subban wins the Norris!!!!! (per Reality)
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06-21-2013, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 24get View Post
Subban greatest improvement in defense happened during his first season in NHL.
Under JM, he did improve his defense tremendously.

In the last year, he has improve his game by being more efficient.
A lot of times he did skates from end to end just to make shifts easier for the team.

On the offense, the biggest change this year is that he has stopped to rely on his shot and added more tools to his arsenal.
Given a pace of 74 points, Markov probably added 10-15 points.
But you can say the same about Karlsson with Spezza and Alfredsson or about Letang with Crosby and Malkin.

All in all, I prefer Subban to Letang and Karlsson.
As far as I can see, PK is better defensively and is very near to Karlsson's and Letang's offense.

I can see his offense and defense improving over the next two years.
For now, we can all agree that he was best on +/- in both regular season and PO in our team.
Neither Karlsson, Letang nor Suter can claim this.
Given that PPP does not count on +/-, PK performance looks even better.
I think Hal Gill deserves some credit too, too bad Preds have him on lock - perfect #6/7 leadership/mentor type for Beaulieu/Tinordi.

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