Thread: Value of: Alexei Emelin to NYR
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01-13-2013, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
Don't get the hype with Emelin.

Already 26 and was a rookie last year. He's older than Marc Staal. I don't see the upside in him becoming a top 4 defender on the Rangers. He's never produced points and there are plenty of players like him in the pipeline like Noreau and McIlrath. He doesn't even have a RH shot. His corsi numbers aren't even that good. He seems to be a very average player. Certainly not worth giving up one of the organization's top prospects.
I was thinking the same.

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