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08-25-2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Danger View Post
hey ..

how did you like emelins development over the season? did he improve his positioning?

what about his upside?

I hope they keep him on the left side going forward, but overall I thought he was ok for his first full season in North America. If you look at his last 5 seasons in Russia, over the course of 4 seasons he put little in the way of offense with just 21 points in total but then in his final season he puts up 27, 6 more points that he had in 4 seasons. So it makes you wonder if in time he will develop his offensive game more as he adjusts and gets comfortable out there. If not you know he will be an aggressive physical defender, but one that imo should not be used on the right side.

Was thinking that if Markov could get close to his former self, if management would consider breaking up the Gorges-Subban duo to see what Gorges can do for Emelin as they could be a very good shut down pair that block shots. Having a very steady player like Gorges might be just what he needs as he certainly had troubles in his own end.

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