Thread: Pre-Game Talk: Montreal @ Toronto OCT 6th 7:00PM EST
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10-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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.

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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