In 2007-08, the Montreal Canadiens had the best power play in the National Hockey League, due in large part to some of the best offensive defensemen in the game today, namely Andrei Markov and Mark Streit. Both blueliners possess booming shots from the point and excellent on-ice vision, two attributes that are vital on the power play. While Markov was an anchor in the Canadiens' back end alongside Mike Komisarek, Streit was constantly shifted from forward to defensemen in his tenure in Montreal, due in large part to both his offensive abilities and a crowded blueline. Although Streit was a regular contributor in the regular season and the playoffs, Guy Carbonneau continuously juggled him between forward and defense. This incited the Swiss blueliner to not re-sign with the Canadiens, instea ...
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