I'd definitely play Spacek over Yemelin. He is still head and shoulders above Yemelin at this point, and if I needed to choose one of the two to help my team win a crucial game, I'd chose Spacek right now.
Granted, this is just an exhibition game, but I am just making a point as to how Spacek is still much beter than Yemelin in the NHL, and just because there is a lot of hype around Yemelin, it doesn't mean it will translate into anything good. Of course, I hope for the best for Yemelin, and think we should play him in many games nonetheless for development's sake.
I'm just saying that I have absolutely no problem benching him for a superior Spacek at this point, even for a preseason game.
Not sure I want to see Yemelin play tonight. It's just preseason, but last game he was slow as hell. Not just moving slowly, but his decision making too. It was tough to see that. Not sure if he just does't care because it's preseason, but you have to show something!