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01-09-2013, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Shutt View Post
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.
You have to consider that Emelin is used to this league, he played there the last 8 years or so. Markov is a better defenceman right now.

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