The Alexei Emelin Thread
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01-01-2012, 02:03 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Originally Posted by
For loads of reasons:
a) Leaves the hitter vulnerable and immobile
b) Lots of ways that the hit will not be successful
c) Penalty for low-bridging if performed incorrectly
d) Penalty for obstruction if ill-timed
Read my post above. I know what you're saying, but a good hip check in the neutral zone kills offensive threat immediately, it's worth the risk.
I have not seen this in years from Habs D, or any D in the NHL for that matter. I think Em was trained by great Russian D, (and their were many), and our own coaches should start bringing this kind of D back.
I think a lot of the NHL D are watching Em do this, and they are learning from it. Strange but true. It's like they forgot about this kind of D.
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