Thread: PGT: markov, who else?
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01-28-2013, 01:19 PM
Pax Macioretty
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Originally Posted by Jigger77 View Post
One guy who is really starting to impress me is Emelin. You don't see the huge open-ice hits anymore, but man does he finish his checks. Always solid, always clean, but hard. Reminds me of Craig Ludwig a bit in that sense. He's also rarely if ever out of position now. Last year he was chasing a bit, I haven't seen it once yet.

That and he is gaining confidence with the puck. He's a lot more patient. Just the way he's carrying himself out there and logging those big minutes. Looks a lot more involved. Really nice to see his game being refined like that. He just keeps getting better.
Emelin just hasn't caught anyone until now center ice. Yesterday you saw him go for a mgor hip-check on KOVALCHUK no less, but missed his target. Could you imagine the following seconds after crushing Kovalchuk center ice

I thought that unlike Martin and Pern, Therrien and Daignault would of gotten that Emelin has serious untapped offensive potential. Look at how fast that one-timer got threw! He deserves some power play time over Bouillon, that's for sure...

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