Thread: Pre-Game Talk: Montreal @ Toronto OCT 6th 7:00PM EST
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10-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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Ross MacLochness
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Originally Posted by 417 View Post
Looks like the adjustment curve is alot steeper for Yemelin, than it is Diaz...i'm guessing language/communication is at the root of this.

I'm not worried...I remember another Russian dman who had obvious talent, having difficulty adjusting at first...Andrei Markov
Actually I remember he was still pretty damn good despite not speaking any English. Vigneault if I recall never wanted to play him because Markov couldn't understand a thing. But to anyone watching him the talent was undeniable, and it was frustrating as can be watching losers like Karl Dykhuis out there while Markov sat, especially on a team that was going to be terrible anyway.

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Originally Posted by WeThreeKings View Post
Wouldn't it make sense if we're rotating Yemelin and Diaz that we use Diaz against the offensive teams and Yemelin against the grittier teams?

I think Yemelin should play against Toronto.
I don't see anything intimidating about Toronto's forwards. Grabo, Kessel, McAurthur, Kadri, Connolly, Lupul? Meh. Kulemin is a good hitter, Armstrong is a good but cheap hitter... I'm not too worried about it.

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