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04-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Shawn Wilken
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Originally Posted by habtastic View Post
I know (if anyone has noticed, prolly not) that I've been on about Emelin quite a bit, but what's everyone's opinion on how we've adjusted our D to fill in his loss?

I was at the ACC last game (awesome time) and I noticed him so much in terms of getting the puck and getting it out.

Is Drewisky/Beaulieu making up for him in your opinions? Also, any timetable for Raphy?
Drewiske and Beaulieu will replace Emelin in the aspect of both solid play down low and the offensive side of things -- moving the puck out of the zone, offensive zone presence. The only thing either of the two DO NOT replace is Emelin's physical factor, which I believe could be a problem once the playoffs begin.

Raphael is still dealing with his concussion but I'd say he'll be ready for the playoffs. Since the Habs have now clinched, there is no need to rush him back.

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