Thread: Alexei Emelin
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04-06-2014, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
Its not as simply as just putting it off the glace, you have not only less time, but have to do it on your backhand. And if you notice, Emelin has underrated vision, he sometimes holds on the puck longer and turns back to ring the puck along the boards the other side, when he knows he won't be able to get the puck out of the zone on his back hand.
It's not like Gorges never sends the puck back the other way when he has time.

The situation you brought up is not very common, we are talking about what 1 or 2 times a game where Emelin can use his superior vision/passing skills and Gorges can't? Is that worth the 15-20 times that Emelin would be able to use his superior vision/passing if he was on the left side?

Originally Posted by habs03 View Post
Markov would probaly be able good on RD, but he simply just never played RD, he has always played LD his entire life. Not once has he played RD. Not sure if he pefers it, but I bet he would be much better than Emelin/Gorges playing RD.

Reason I used the Gorges/Emelin is because Gorges has played RD in the NHL. And Emelin has actually played RD for most of his career, and has said he perfers it.
Of course Markov will be better than Gorges/Emelin because he's simply a much better player. The question is which is better Markov - Emelin or Emelin - Markov. It's clearly Markov on the left because it gives him much better chance to utilize his strengths.

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