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Habs' Diaz Impressive In Switzerland
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11-29-2012, 08:15 PM
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I think he could be a second pairing with a monster like Tinordi with him. He was solid last season but he was redundant with a bums like Kaberle/Campoli and another undersized guy in Weber all getting time where Emelin brought something different to the D. He will be in a better situation whenever the next season starts.
Habs would have been wise to look for a legit 2nd pair RD to play with Markov. The Emelin-Diaz pairing was quite good at one point and I agree with you, Diaz needs a hulking type partner to help some shield his weaknesses. Very smart player positionally, no question about that. Along the boards and infront of the net is where he tends to struggle more so.
Considering Kaberle is likely still in the mix, in terms of balancing things out..
Gorges game likely to take a hit from having to cover Kaberle, but it should also make it a useful pairing. Emelin-Diaz despite inexperience are relatively solid defensively. Gorges can play with Subban in the dying minutes and the PK.
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