Do the Habs need a heavyweight enforcer?
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02-27-2013, 03:49 PM
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Agree a heavyweight enforcer would not stop an attack. So what happens? Do Habs players leap in and explain the situation because that's not a reasonable plan. Do you know, could Emelin play with a full visor? Or some sort of lightweight cage? Because a puck in the face could also be dangerous, no? I think Emelin is very valuable to the Habs and this vulnerability of his should be considered.
Just like there's no way to prevent a cheapshot, there's no way to prevent someone going after Emelin. But I think your fear is somewhat overblown, Kronwall on Detroit delivers big hits just like Emelin does and yet doesn't get into fights.
As far as I know there's no rule against wearing a cage, but since it limit's visibility I'm not sure Emelin would want to wear one all the time.
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