Emelins development ..
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08-25-2012, 04:32 PM
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To be honest, I'd almost rather he give up a little in his positional coverage if it meant he'd throw the killer hits a bit more often, or that maybe he'd move on offense a bit more often. H
e toned down on the killer hits a bit later in the season, I thought.
It probably did make him slightly more effective overall. But nowhere near as entertaining.
I also think that he got a reputation around the league pretty quick. People became aware of his attributes, and that extra awareness made those open ice a little less frequent to come by.
Players may not have known much about him in the first half of the season, but I'm sure he's made a name for himself by now.
Open ice hitters develop a reputation much like the intimidating heavyweight enforcers. Word spreads around eventually, and they get less and less dance partners.
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