Emelin and Diaz: Are they good enough to make up for the loss of Hamrlik
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07-03-2011, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by
Rise from the Ashes
Both of these defenders are coming over as star defensemen in their respective leagues and both have fared well at the international level. Pierre Mcguire has gone as far as to say that Yemelin was one of the better defenders outside the NHL. Mean while Diaz clearly has great wheels, vision and hands. My question is, are they good enough defensively to make up for the loss of a very important defenseman over the past few years in Roman Hamrlik. Diaz seems to be primarily an offensive defenseman, while Emelin is clearly a physical player, who can skate and can pass. But what is his defensive awareness truly like.
Definitely not right away, that whay PG was trying to re-sign him...I think we'll sign a veteran for depth.
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