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01-12-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
IMO, I'd rather keep Emmerton and dump Abdelkader, but that won't happen.

At the end of the day, Neither guy is an ideal center, but Emmerton can skate and with hard work I see him as a guy who'll be in this league for a long time and maybe have a couple decent 15 goal seasons. But I don't see those seasons happening in Detroit, quite honestly. I can see a Greg Johnson type career for Emm.

Abdelakder, if he doesn't move to the Wing, is going to continue to suck donkey balls. He's too slow to be a defensive center... and lacks the size to make up for it. I see him developing into a garbage goal checking winger who can score 10-15 goals a year and play physical hockey if he moves to the wing. If he stays at center, he'll be no good to himself and no good to the wings.
Seriously? Abdelkader is bigger, more physical, far better defensively, better offensively, kills penalties and is better on the draw than Emmerton.

The only thing Emmerton "might" do better is skate, but its not like either are known as great skaters.

I wouldn't be upset if Emmerton was just outright released.

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