according to the writer O'Byrne will be Markovs new partner On the blue line with bergeron moving up to forward and Gill/Gorges/Mara fighting for the final two spots. which also means that Hammer and Spacek would now be our second pairing oooo I like that.
smart move, even if mara could play a bit better than o'byrne this year, he might not even be there next year. Without injuries (!!), i suppose he will be benched to keep the gorges-gill pair on the pk.
I mean, really? He's young, defensively good in his own end and very responsible and he can log a lot of minutes. Yet this guy is being scratched by a lot of people here and some even package him in deals to ship him out of here. :
Originally Posted by Thinkbig
Best idea ever!! I wanted Subban next to Markov but O'byrne is the best player to pair with Markov on our current lineup. O'byrne has the potential to be a komisarek like player... even better.
Subban is not coming up this year, hopefully. He needs to stay down and develop. Enough rushing the youngsters, it hasn't worked for the most part.