Thread: Player Discussion: Alexei Emelin
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06-03-2013, 08:58 PM
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I agree with the latter post, Emelin was a pillar of our blue line. His presence was game changing for the best.
100% yes. I watched Emelin make a huge leap from erratic, hard-hitting 2012 to smarter, better-positioned 2013. He was much more confident with the puck this year and was better at dismantling an oncoming rush. Instead of going for the default big-hit, he out-muscled, out-played and got control. Yes, he got caught out of position every now and then, but his learning curve is really good. We need more of this.

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