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Maelpj* 02-24-2013 12:24 PM

Emelin on the PP?
 
He seems to get better every year. His skating is a lot more fluid, his decisions making improved, he hit hard and I feel less insecure with him on the ice than 1-2 years ago.

Why not try him a little bit more on the second wave PP? As much as I like Bouillon, I think Emelin could be dangerous on the PP. The guy has a solid Slapshot. First wave PK-Markov, second wave Diaz-Emelin would give us 2 playmaker-shooter combo at the blue line.

Emanresu Wen 02-24-2013 12:33 PM

He has a strong shot indeed, but no accuracy of what I've seen so far

Analyzer 02-24-2013 12:34 PM

He, like most of our d like to wait until an opponent is in front of them so their shot is blocked.

Maelpj* 02-24-2013 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Emanresu Wen (Post 60375777)
He has a strong shot indeed, but no accuracy of what I've seen so far

That's nothing , it will improve. Markov and Subban don't have the more accurate shot too.

overlords 02-24-2013 12:35 PM

Would swap him with Bouillon in a second as an experiment. Been saying it for a while now.

Estimated_Prophet 02-24-2013 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Maelpj (Post 60375299)
He seems to get better every year. His skating is a lot more fluid, his decisions making improved, he hit hard and I feel less insecure with him on the ice than 1-2 years ago.

Why not try him a little bit more on the second wave PP? As much as I like Bouillon, I think Emelin could be dangerous on the PP. The guy has a solid Slapshot. First wave PK-Markov, second wave Diaz-Emelin would give us 2 playmaker-shooter combo at the blue line.

He wasn't even here two years ago......

Just sayin'

Maelpj* 02-24-2013 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet (Post 60375955)
He wasn't even here two years ago......

Just sayin'

I started playing in 2011, we are in 2013.. put it how you like.

shutehinside 02-24-2013 12:47 PM

Can't be worse than Bou.

CrAzYNiNe 02-24-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Emanresu Wen (Post 60375777)
He has a strong shot indeed, but no accuracy of what I've seen so far

How does his accuracy differ from the cubes god awful accuracy? I say try him.

Coldplay 02-24-2013 01:16 PM

I would just roll with Markov-Diaz-Subban as the 3 D on the PP.

No one wants to hear this, but this is why we need Kaberle in the lineup.

jpchabby 02-24-2013 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Coldplay (Post 60377643)
I would just roll with Markov-Diaz-Subban as the 3 D on the PP.

No one wants to hear this, but this is why we need Kaberle in the lineup.

perhaps indeed...

Nedved 02-24-2013 01:51 PM

I would like to see pacioretty or galchenyuk at the point.

galchenyuk is a magician and could open the ice up, or let one fly. pacioretty, for whatever reason, can put pucks on net.

anything at this point, as our pp is falling into the abyss.

LarsEller 02-24-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Coldplay (Post 60377643)
I would just roll with Markov-Diaz-Subban as the 3 D on the PP.

No one wants to hear this, but this is why we need Kaberle in the lineup.

Totally agree. He might be bad even strength, but he's still pretty useful on the pp.

Shutdown 02-24-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Maelpj (Post 60376403)
I started playing in 2011, we are in 2013.. put it how you like.

If you want PP time, ask Michel. Creating a thread on HFBoards is no way to go about this.

Trembz420 02-24-2013 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Maelpj (Post 60376403)
I started playing in 2011, we are in 2013.. put it how you like.

Emelin, is that you? :sarcasm:

Estimated_Prophet 02-24-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by LarsEller (Post 60379683)
Totally agree. He might be bad even strength, but he's still pretty useful on the pp.

So you want to dress a player who is a liability 80% of the time he is on the ice in hopes of him being a plus for the remaining 20%........sounds like a losing formula to me.

Et le But 02-24-2013 02:22 PM

He can't be any worse than Boullion.

LarsEller 02-24-2013 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet (Post 60380655)
So you want to dress a player who is a liability 80% of the time he is on the ice in hopes of him being a plus for the remaining 20%........sounds like a losing formula to me.

Naah, I don't care if he plays or not. Just stating that I thought he was useful on the PP. And I think people were being too harsh on him last year. He did help our PP when he arrived

Chris Cutter 02-24-2013 02:59 PM

I don't think he has the offensive awareness to play on the PP, he has the tools (powerful shot, decent passing) but he doesn't have the vision or the hands required to be given that role. As much as I dislike the idea of having Bouillon out there he does bring some positives like no turnovers and the ability to keep the play alive by keeping the puck in the zone. Emelin on the other hand, has much better tools than Bouillon but he's probably our worst defenseman when it comes to knowing when to pinch and when not to. He's also not the most confident guy with the puck, you can see he's hesitant sometimes when he's in control of the puck and that results to him messing up his pass or fumbling the puck. I know Therrien put him out there once earlier this season and it was a complete disaster, he lost the puck at the point and it lead to a breakaway against. Let him do his thing 5 on 5 and defensively but I don't think he's a viable option for us on the PP.

LeMAD 02-24-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Et le But (Post 60380865)
He can't be any worse than Boullion.

Bouillon's decent. I prefer him over Gorges and Emelin because he has some offensive flair, even though his shot's pretty bad.

Ok it's not that Bouillon's good offensively, it's just that Emelin and Gorges are unable to make a decent pass.

But all in all, the less icetime Emelin will get, the better the team will be.


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