Is Yemelin already the most important D-Man on this team ?
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09-19-2011, 12:05 AM
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After a few days of watching this guy skate I started thinking about a simple point.
Which player on this team will make it absolutely unbearable for the opposing forwards to charge Price's net.
Through all of last year, Carey price was the one to brutalize opposing forwards, guys like Hal Gill, PK Subban and Roman Hamrlik ( lets not start with Spacek and the rest ) were more gentle shovers, but not one of these guys had the cojones to tell the opposition '' step in the blue paint and your ass is mine ''
Looking at Yemelin it makes me realize we haven't had an evil SOB in this lineup for quite some time and the more I look at this kid play the more I realize he's one evil hockey player.
What do you guys think ?
I think you're gone way overboard. However, I think he'll be an important player and you're right, he'll be hated by the opposition. He's been compared to Darius Kasparaitis but Yemelin is bigger and more skilled offensively. It's my impression that we'll see his heavy hitting more often along the boards (including in the neutral zone) than in the crease.
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