The Alexei Emelin Thread
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12-21-2011, 04:35 PM
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Makes me laugh when I read "so and so is not a fan of physical D-men".
Who in their right mind, who is employed in hockey at the highest possible level would not be a fan of physical defensemen?
Emelin is not benched because he is a physical player.
Think people. Think.
Gauthier brings in Campoli, Diaz, Kaberle this year.
Would you consider any of those three to be physical?
Sure, he signed Emelin but here we are on a thread talking about Emelin not getting playing time.
I agree that hockey is not one dimensional. You need your shut down DMen. Check, we have that. You need your playmakers. Check, we have that. You need your physical DMen. Check, ooops, we dont have that. He is press boxed.
Physicality lately has been the least dimension used in Montreal. And, Gauthier is in charge of that. Carriere is his Assistant GM/non coach Assistant Coach.
Finally, I laugh about all of the players that we have "in the future". Until Tinordi is playing regular shifts for the Habs, he is simply wishful thinking.
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