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03-18-2012, 12:38 PM
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I'm not sure if you've watched the habs this year...to throw out that Subban is probably the fastest skater on this team then tell me that my opinion isn't a good one...? Subban is slightly above average on this team when it comes to speed. He's surpassed by guys like Gomez,Cole, Pacioretty, Eller and if I'm not mistaken Desharnais also beat him in the speed test.
When you talk about fluid skating, there is no more fluid than Figure skating... A guy like Duncan Keith shows what fluid skating is.
I got the notion that Emelin is a more fluid skater by watching him play. Emelin has one of the better skating techniques on this team (if not the best). You have to look at more than just a players speed to judge their technique. The arch of the players back, how far apart their knees are, the angle of their knees,etc. tells you how good a players technique is. Russians are known for being some of the most fluid skaters in hockey (and figure skating...) and Emelin is a good example of why that is imo.
Yeah okay, show me the stats where Desharnais Gomez, Eller beat him in the speed test. That's pretty laughable. Subban IS almost like a figure skater, his speed and skating were his main attributes when he was drafted and he's won skating competitions himself while he was here. I call baloney on all of this unless I see some numbers. And yeah, you watching Emelin and admiring his speed really says something about your observation skills. Never have I thought that he was a barn burner.
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