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01-01-2012, 12:53 AM
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He's my favourite. Will buy a jersey if he is re-signed.
He will resign if you first buy his jersey.

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01-01-2012, 12:55 AM
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Emelin is seemingly the one thing the Habs board can agree on.

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01-01-2012, 01:56 AM
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The guy is so fun to watch. He delivers a hit, then looks so innocent like nothing happened, it is almost cute.
1. He stops players before they cross the blue line. THAT is great D, and I have not seen it in years on the Habs.

2. After the hit, he gets up, and fast, and back into the play. Even though he just killed the threat anyway by attacking the forward early. Marty relaxed on the ice for 3 seconds before getting up. Em was up immediately.

3. He watched Martin SL, and caught him. Very few guys ever catch Marty like that.

I love Emelin. If we **** up and lose him, what a joke.

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01-01-2012, 02:03 AM
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For loads of reasons:

a) Leaves the hitter vulnerable and immobile
b) Lots of ways that the hit will not be successful
c) Penalty for low-bridging if performed incorrectly
d) Penalty for obstruction if ill-timed
Read my post above. I know what you're saying, but a good hip check in the neutral zone kills offensive threat immediately, it's worth the risk.

I have not seen this in years from Habs D, or any D in the NHL for that matter. I think Em was trained by great Russian D, (and their were many), and our own coaches should start bringing this kind of D back.

I think a lot of the NHL D are watching Em do this, and they are learning from it. Strange but true. It's like they forgot about this kind of D.

Superb play on MSL. Really superb.

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01-01-2012, 02:11 AM
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It's crazy that he's got only one assist so far. He has a great first pass and he has some offensive swag at times. Not bad of a slapshot also.
It's like my training in Architecture. My first boss told me: Be accurate and correct first, you'll get faster later. That's what I teach all my interns.

All of us, come talk to us when YOU can put Marty St. Louis on your back and dump him, at top speed.

Em will produce offensively later. Now he's learning to play D in the NHL, and he's doing pretty damn good so far.

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01-01-2012, 02:21 AM
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You wouldn't know it, but behind these boyish good looks and chap lips is the most vicious thing to come out of Russia since Ivan Drago.

Don't underestimate the toughness of Russians. See Stalingrad in WW2. Most losses by far in the war, all by infantry.

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01-01-2012, 02:25 AM
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Emelin is seemingly the one thing the Habs board can agree on.
And for good reason. The guy has walked into a pressure cooker, the Bell, with the Habs, strange city, country and culture, and still plays his game, and goes up against anyone in the league.

Not saying he will be great, but damn, he might well be from what I see so far.

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01-01-2012, 02:43 AM
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I have a man crush on Emelin.


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01-01-2012, 07:16 AM
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It would be awesome to see a compilation video of his biggest hits, especially after a couple of bone rattlers last night.

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01-01-2012, 07:40 AM
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I always look forward to seeing Emelin hit somebody. It seems even his hits along the boards are hard. I would love for the Habs to give him at least another 2 year deal, this guy has not looked out of place at all and he will get even better.

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01-01-2012, 07:42 AM
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Missed the game last night but just saw this... wow.

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Pretty well my favorite Hab these days. Maybe my imagination but seems maybe Gorges hit harder last night, Emelin effect?

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01-01-2012, 09:13 AM
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I am liking the idea of having Emelin, Tinordi, Gorges, Beaulieu, Subban and Markov all play at same time down the road. I actually hope to see Markov just practice to give us hope for next year. But Emelin is a stud, great on PG to have been able to bring him with Habs from KHL. Now they just need to not mess it up and resign him.

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01-01-2012, 11:15 AM
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I'm just glad Cunneyworth is actually keeping him in the lineup.

The guy is a beast, plain and simple.

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I wonder what will happen with EMELIN when Markov returns. If everybody is healthy of course. I like Diaz too.

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01-01-2012, 12:50 PM
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I wonder what will happen with EMELIN when Markov returns. If everybody is healthy of course. I like Diaz too.
IMO

Markov-Emelin
Gorges-Subban
Kaberle-Gill-Diaz

7 d-men until Gill and/or Kaberle is traded.

Emelin played the most even strenght minutes last night...

Campoli on his way out, maybe Weber...

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01-01-2012, 12:57 PM
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I'm just glad Cunneyworth is actually keeping him in the lineup.

The guy is a beast, plain and simple.
Cunneyworth has identified who is the weak link; Campoli.

With the fourth line missing a piece, Weber has to fill that role for now until White comes back or the Habs make a trade that lands a fourth liner as a piece of the deal. So really, Emelin is benefiting right now and rightfully so. In no way, shape or form should Emelin sit in favor of Campoli. Emelin adds what Montreal is missing on their blue line - a guy that strikes fear into opponents.

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01-01-2012, 01:02 PM
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Pretty soon we'll be talking about what contract he should be getting

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01-01-2012, 01:07 PM
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I wonder what LeMad and the other haters have to say about his play last night.
How can you hate this guy?

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01-01-2012, 01:20 PM
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I wonder what LeMad and the other haters have to say about his play last night.
How can you hate this guy?
People mad that the Soviets won WW2 for us. Racism. Stuff like that.

What's nice is he played the most ES minutes AND was +1.

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01-01-2012, 01:41 PM
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I loved how he approached the NHL
If you remember, at the beginning of the seasons and during pre season, you could tell he had a lot of occasions to hit people, but didnt, and you could almost tell he was itching to. But I guess he listened to the coach,other players or himself, and just waited and learned not to be out of position, and played smart, and only once he got used to the speed, players and other things, that s when he started the demolition job, one hit here and there, then almost ever games, and now sometimes twice a game or more.
And i guess it ll be the same for his offensive play, but that takes more time though, and you could see him pinching more, sometimes get burnt, but most of the times he does smart plays and throws accurates passes, so i m definitely not worried about his offensive games, it ll just take some time, but at least I know he s learning and doing things the right way

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I wonder what will happen with EMELIN when Markov returns. If everybody is healthy of course. I like Diaz too.
That's where the Kabs trade comes **** us in the **** deeply

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I am liking the idea of having Emelin, Tinordi, Gorges, Beaulieu, Subban and Markov all play at same time down the road. I actually hope to see Markov just practice to give us hope for next year. But Emelin is a stud, great on PG to have been able to bring him with Habs from KHL. Now they just need to not mess it up and resign him.
Beaulieu will be replacing Markov in 2 years. I doubt they ever play together.

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01-01-2012, 02:09 PM
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Not sure what you're watching but he is playing at a #3-4-5 level. His biggest problem is he is a rookie and has to carry Gill.
Funny how you start out by saying not sure what you're watching and then go onto comment about how he has to carry a dman he doesn't even play with. lmao. Epic.

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01-01-2012, 02:17 PM
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Funny how you start out by saying not sure what you're watching and then go onto comment about how he has to carry a dman he doesn't even play with. lmao. Epic.
Emelin skated more with Gill yesterday than he did Kaberle.

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