Alexei Emelin - Future # 1 Defenseman?
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01-10-2013, 12:07 AM
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anyone know what he was like in KHL so far this year didn't see anything on him
He was outperforming Markov in the KHL
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I could easily see these two forming a great pairing together. Emelin has the size we need on D at 6'2 and 225 pounds. The guy makes opposing players think twice before going into the corners or cutting across the middle. I think he has great upside this year after adjusting to the NHL game last season. He'll be even better with Markov to mentor him.
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