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Ranking The Atlantic Division Bluelines

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3.  Montreal Canadiens

May 9, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K.Subban (76) celebrates his goal against Ottawa Senators with teammate defenseman Anderi Mark Markov (79) during the first period in game five of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports


P.K. SubbanAndrei Markov

Josh GorgesAlexei Emelin

Raphael DiazFrancis Bouillon

Jarred Tinordi

There are a lot of questions surrounding the Habs’ blue line after Subban.  Size is an issue, as is the ability to stay healthy.  Andrei Markov is injury prone and aging, and after playing a full season (split between KHL and NHL) healthy, can he do it again.  Emelin likes to hit, and hit hard, but that style of play isn’t really conducive to a player of his stature.  Tinordi can help in the size and strength if he can advance to become a full time NHLer this season.