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11-18-2013, 09:07 AM
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dcyhabs
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Seems to me the main problem with the habs at the moment is the defensive pairings. Markov and Subban bring offence and occasional risks (major risks for Markov lately) with OK but not impressive physical play and pretty good defence. On the power play that's fine, but wouldn't it be better to split them at even strength? The habs just don't score with any other pairings right now.

On the flip side Murray needs a high end partner so he can just hit (like Komisarek) and not a guy like Bouillon. He might be able to contribute if the other team had to cover his partner.

Probably wouldn't be an issue if Therrien didn't think Bouillon was a really good 3rd d-man. Or if he weren't trying to give the credit for Subban's game to Markov.

The 2 top D should be driving two pairings offensively, and not playing together.

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