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03-29-2013, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
Emelin has gained more confidence with the puck, which isn't a bad thing, but the thing is, we need a guy in his spot on the ice who plays a more conservative defensive game, and a more physical one. Markov's partner needs to be good positionally and ready to respond any time Markov's little gambles don't pay off. Markov isn't fast enough himself to recover. But the right partner would make that pairing golden. I don't think Emelin has quite fit right there this season... even while he has progressed overall as an NHL player.

No knocks on Emelin overall, but I would look at re-tuning a partner for Markov in general.
I also like his play with the puck, good second season for him he already surpass his rookie season numbers.

He needs to pick up english tho. This interview is 1 month old and he still use a translator.

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