: On the Radio:
Emelin close to signing 1-year deal with Habs
View Single Post
05-17-2011, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Originally Posted by
Ghost # 1
It baffles me that TT yet again sign a non-physical skilled undersized player, if this is NOT confirmed!
What does Diaz bring to the table that we DONT HAVE?
I can tell you what Emelin brings without even having to think about it (physicality) if you cant guarantee/confirm that he will use his hand and sign it over, based on how we exited the season... WHY is management STILL chasing pieces of fluff?
I would prefer to hear that we signed another tough guy IN CASE a situation like the one TT says does come out...
But I will say,
IF it does come out, and Emelin resigns in the KHL, we just wasted yet another roster spot on an undersized skilled defenceman (FROM Switzerland nonetheless! They're more known for their SOFT players than anything physical at all!)
Domenichelli plays there, Dube went there, Streit is not tough, and was swiss cheese defensively (which led to his being not resigned)
Weber plays forward because he isnt strong enough in the backend to handle the Lucic's.
But lets add another few more of THOSE guys
It goes back to this club grabbing 2 of everything they like. Only problem is it doesnt work!
Well for one I've heard reports that hes better than Yannick Weber. He could provide as a solid upgrade over him or spacek in a year. Lots of Nhl teams were scouting him and we beat out quite a few for his services.
Point 2 is he is a good all around dman at 25 years old, and we get him for nothing. He will probably develop in hamilton for most of the year so hes not taking up a roster spot or cap room unless he's called up.
Point 3 is that if you missed ALL OF THIS SEASON, you would see that injuries to the defense can and Will happen. So having more depth in Hamilton incase of injuries is awesome.
Like I said Before, CHILL the **** out. We aren't starting negotiations with him until today. People get all riled up over a pretty good signing and don't even know if Emelin is coming over yet. Just everyone take a deep breath. If we don't get him, then theres always ufa.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by TheBuriedHab