Markov takes most ice time among our defencemen - 24:41 ... which is over two minutes more than our second highest among defender (Souray). Its still early, of course hes not at full speeds yet, give him time to get his game legs back.
While he hasn't been dominant, I can't really complain about Markov thus far to be honest. He's only been our 2nd best d-man, and we expect him to be the best, but it's not like he's dropped off the face of the earth or anything.
He and Komi should be seeing around 25 minutes a night, IMO, and that's exactly what Markov is getting right now.
He's only been our 2nd best d-man, and we expect him to be the best, .
That is scary. Really. I want to be sold on this guy but... he has flashes of goodness then stretches of games with poor decisions. If he was consistantly good it would be another thing.
Think of it. After a good season (with bad stretches, he sucked in post season last year. Pre-season this year... he caused defensive errors that caused goals, and so far this early season, he has been underwhelming.
I believe he will pick up his game. But DO IT SOON!
When the season is over.... if I have $5M to spend on a D, it is not him. And it won't be Sourary either.