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10-18-2011, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by AHMB Prez View Post
There is a point though, and that is the JM's hockey is a boring type hockey. Look how vibrant the Bell Centre is when they see a monster hit or even a fight ? Anyone remember the last fight at the Bell ? How come Emelin was known for his hitting in the KHL, yet here in Montreal, nothing. This is just me but as long as JM and PG ice this small non aggresive team, it's going to be downhill for hockey in Montreal.
1- Because the NHL is not the KHL. NHL players are far more agressive than the KHL ones. Emelin isn't looking for retaliation.

2- He needs time to adapt to NHL style of play. Coaches probably told him to stick to the KISS principle.

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