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08-02-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
Markov is 34 years old, are you seriously saying at 36 he'll be done and won't be able to contribute. We don't need him to be on the top pair since we have Subban, we need him to give us quality minutes on the second pairing. For comparison's sake Timonen and Gonchar have similar styles to Markov and are 38 and 39. They are still contributing quality minutes even if they are no longer 1st pairing guys. You remind me of the people who claimed a 30 year old Koivu was done he'd be retired in a few years because his body couldn't handle it anymore. But he's still around at 38 being a key contributor on a team that finished 3rd overall in the league.

Your rosy future is all based on the hope that both Tinordi and Beaulieu reach their full potential. There's no doubt that they are very good prospects but it's simply unlikely that either develop into what Markov is right now. There's a very good chance that we are closer to the cup right now than we will be in 6-7 years.
He can still contribute but on the PP...he's already slowing down and we have an offensive d-man in pk...we need a big defensive stud to take that postition...it could be tinordi....it could come from the draft...it could come from trade, but I believe its going to take time to find/develop.


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