Alexei Emelin - Future # 1 Defenseman?
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01-10-2013, 10:10 AM
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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.
It's funny how relatively high is penalty minutes get in KHL. NHL he barely gets any. I know NHL is more physical league but still.
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