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01-09-2012, 03:56 PM
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Already our best D.
Hardly. This honor is awarded for Gorges or Subban. They are the ones with the longest, toughest minutes.

Emelin is, I have to admit, an important piece of our defensive puzzle.

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01-09-2012, 03:58 PM
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Its just ridiculous... The refs arm, NEVER goes up..

There are also a couple of hits missing, but jif you watch that columbus hit again, he ried to hit, misses, and then goes FINE ill just get u in the corner and then BOOM

What a player
Its because he actually uses the body the way it is meant. Separate player from puck. Its just happens that when he does it, he does it full force without any effort.

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01-09-2012, 04:10 PM
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I've watched this video many times and I can't even understand how this is physically possible. Emelin is ****ing ridiculous.
He is a freak! The reason that Malone goes flying like that is, first, Emelin is a freight train and second, because he turns and uses Malone's momentum against him. He basically just diverted all the energy instead of letting Malone step into him.

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01-09-2012, 05:09 PM
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It could be possible that Emelin can hit with such accuracy because of the smaller North American rinks. We saw videos of some of his hits in Russia were dirty but it could of been the larger ice surface made it harder to line up players. Emelin is built for the smaller surface, and he probably likes the roar of the fans when he wipes someone out or dead silence when he does it in an opponent's arena.

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01-09-2012, 05:32 PM
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Isn't he right tho since Emelin was the one with the puck? Usually players hit the puck carrier, not the opposite

Of course Malone got steamroller so hard it does sound a bit ridiculous
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01-09-2012, 05:49 PM
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Our best "physical' D for sure.

He needs to improve a bit. But, as I wrote at the training camp, Emelin will be good - play at his best potential - after half season. He had lots of adjustments to make on and off the ice. And he did it.
He's underrated with the puck too imo. He hasn't been given a lot of PP/offense oriented minutes.

If he were I think he'd have a few more points for sure.

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01-09-2012, 06:09 PM
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He is a freak! The reason that Malone goes flying like that is, first, Emelin is a freight train and second, because he turns and uses Malone's momentum against him. He basically just diverted all the energy instead of letting Malone step into him.
But I thought he was fat bro?

I remember early on in the season people said he and Kostitsyn and even Markov were all fat.

They showed Markov and Kostitsyn and they were totally ripped like crazy. I'm excited to see Markov come back because aside from his knee he appears to have taken training very seriously.

When he comes back and reminds some individuals of how great he is all will be forgotten. Book it.

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01-09-2012, 06:23 PM
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But I thought he was fat bro?

I remember early on in the season people said he and Kostitsyn and even Markov were all fat.

They showed Markov and Kostitsyn and they were totally ripped like crazy. I'm excited to see Markov come back because aside from his knee he appears to have taken training very seriously.

When he comes back and reminds some individuals of how great he is all will be forgotten. Book it.
If his knee hold up, he'll show everyone how great he is. People are so excited about Subban's play, yet it's not even close to what Markov was doing before his injury... we just got used to it...

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01-09-2012, 07:20 PM
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But I thought he was fat bro?

I remember early on in the season people said he and Kostitsyn and even Markov were all fat.

They showed Markov and Kostitsyn and they were totally ripped like crazy. I'm excited to see Markov come back because aside from his knee he appears to have taken training very seriously.

When he comes back and reminds some individuals of how great he is all will be forgotten. Book it.
Malone got smacked by Emelin's beer belly.

Or is it a Vodka belly.

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01-09-2012, 08:20 PM
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In soviet russia....?

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01-10-2012, 02:39 AM
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I'm wondering if Emelin has a background in wrestling or judo... would explain how he transfers his weight so easily.

He has a very low center of gravity, at the very least. I'm wondering if Malone perhaps did a little diving? Because that check looks PREPOSTEROUS. Emelin hit him to the side and Malone did a FORWARD SOMERSAULT and almost landed on his head. I've played, some have you might have played, and if you've played competitive with contact, you must be absolutely at a loss for words how that can happen because I am.

And that's ANOTHER thing, not only do the hits are good, but he tends to turn people upside down and land them on their ****ing heads! I don't know how he practices that, but it happens to often to be a random thing.

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01-10-2012, 02:53 AM
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He's always been a solid defence man it was just a matter of time of him coming here.

We have the next Vladimir Konstantinov I'm telling you, who just exploded into people
I'm thinking there's some wicked D coaching and mentoring going on in Russia. It's like we've forgotten the things they're teaching. I 'd like to know who mentored and taught Emelin.

Everybody talks about the great Russian forwards but man, they've had absolute monster D too, for the last 40 years, that we hardly think of. There were many more than Constantinov. Fetisov for example was massive, just amazing apparently.

Love this kid, someone taught him to play in your face, stand you up at the blueline D. He's the best news this year.

Including Tinordi, Beau, Ellis, Bennet, possibly Deitz, we're looking pretty monster on D the next 5 years.

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01-10-2012, 03:02 AM
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Yeah well that hit was just pure Russian evil genius. I have never seen a player do what Kovy did to Tucker, in 40 years. But Kovy was drawing Tucker in, waiting for him to come at him. Em did not have this luxury, and Malone is 50 pounds heavier than Tucker.

Em is now only the second Hab that I've seen crush a guy while he himself was carrying the puck. These are the moments that we all should enjoy.

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01-10-2012, 03:06 AM
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If his knee hold up, he'll show everyone how great he is. People are so excited about Subban's play, yet it's not even close to what Markov was doing before his injury... we just got used to it...
I am not sure about Marky, none of us are. But: If Marky comes back at 90%, and plays with Emelin, my god. There will be blood and tears for other teams.

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01-10-2012, 04:06 AM
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I think it's important if the habs chose one of kaberle/markov(if markov is healthy, him obviously) and replace the missing link with another top 4 shutdown D with some physica; ability. Having another guy who isn't afraid to punish the body will make us a much tougher team to play against and many players will think twice about being too fancy when the hipcheck specialist is on the ice.

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01-10-2012, 04:25 AM
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I think it's important if the habs chose one of kaberle/markov(if markov is healthy, him obviously) and replace the missing link with another top 4 shutdown D with some physica; ability. Having another guy who isn't afraid to punish the body will make us a much tougher team to play against and many players will think twice about being too fancy when the hipcheck specialist is on the ice.
agreed, these type of players also need to be surrounded by others like them otherwise they end up being targets...

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01-10-2012, 05:40 AM
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Wow, 400 posts for Emelin, 0 for Raphael Diaz.
I understand that he fills the habs needs perfectly and I really like his style of play, but Diaz gets underrated here in a big way.
He's maybe not that physical, but ads something to the offense and is 3rd on the defense for shots blocked and takeaways.
Both are similar age, come from Europe and had no problems adjusting to the game, so I don't get why one is god and the other is just okay.
By the way, Diaz leads the NHL in Rookie points for Dmen.

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Wow, 400 posts for Emelin, 0 for Raphael Diaz.
I understand that he fills the habs needs perfectly and I really like his style of play, but Diaz gets underrated here in a big way.
He's maybe not that physical, but ads something to the offense and is 3rd on the defense for shots blocked and takeaways.
Both are similar age, come from Europe and had no problems adjusting to the game, so I don't get why one is god and the other is just okay.
By the way, Diaz leads the NHL in Rookie points for Dmen.
Why you ask? It's because the Habs have not had a good physical dman in a long, long time. Diaz is a dime a dozen on this team.

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Why you ask? It's because the Habs have not had a good physical dman in a long, long time. Diaz is a dime a dozen on this team.
Yes and no.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Emelin fan and was psyched when I heard he had signed. He brings a huge element of physicality and has the skill to back it up.

BUT, Diaz has been a very pleasant surprise for an undrafted FA. He started off very strong and earned a top 4 spot right out of camp, partially because of injuries. Then he hit a few rough patches in November, but since then he's been a rock back there. He isn't going to run anybody over like Emelin, but he plays a very very smart game. I hope I don't jinx him but I can't remember the last time he screwed up and caused a goal. It's hard to say that for d-men because they are under a lot of pressure in today's NHL without obstruction.

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Wow, 400 posts for Emelin, 0 for Raphael Diaz.
I understand that he fills the habs needs perfectly and I really like his style of play, but Diaz gets underrated here in a big way.
He's maybe not that physical, but ads something to the offense and is 3rd on the defense for shots blocked and takeaways.
Both are similar age, come from Europe and had no problems adjusting to the game, so I don't get why one is god and the other is just okay.
By the way, Diaz leads the NHL in Rookie points for Dmen.
If Diaz was physical he'd be God as well.
Emelin brings something Mtl is craving, both up front and on D, that's why he attracts more attention.
If Mtl was stacked with physical players and lacked puck moving skills on defense, Diaz would stand out more.
Both have been great.

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01-10-2012, 08:05 AM
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Wow, 400 posts for Emelin, 0 for Raphael Diaz.
I understand that he fills the habs needs perfectly and I really like his style of play, but Diaz gets underrated here in a big way.
He's maybe not that physical, but ads something to the offense and is 3rd on the defense for shots blocked and takeaways.
Both are similar age, come from Europe and had no problems adjusting to the game, so I don't get why one is god and the other is just okay.
By the way, Diaz leads the NHL in Rookie points for Dmen.
If Diaz had been scratched in favour of garbage he'd have his own thread too. If you go through the thread, most of it is cursing about how our retarded coaches kept scratching Emelin for Campoli and Gill and Kaberle.

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Wow, 400 posts for Emelin, 0 for Raphael Diaz.
I understand that he fills the habs needs perfectly and I really like his style of play, but Diaz gets underrated here in a big way.
He's maybe not that physical, but ads something to the offense and is 3rd on the defense for shots blocked and takeaways.
Both are similar age, come from Europe and had no problems adjusting to the game, so I don't get why one is god and the other is just okay.
By the way, Diaz leads the NHL in Rookie points for Dmen.
start one?

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Wow, 400 posts for Emelin, 0 for Raphael Diaz.
I understand that he fills the habs needs perfectly and I really like his style of play, but Diaz gets underrated here in a big way.
He's maybe not that physical, but ads something to the offense and is 3rd on the defense for shots blocked and takeaways.
Both are similar age, come from Europe and had no problems adjusting to the game, so I don't get why one is god and the other is just okay.
By the way, Diaz leads the NHL in Rookie points for Dmen.
Swissexpert? Yeah, that's must be why.

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Swissexpert? Yeah, that's must be why.
Judging someone by it's username, cool story, Hannibal.
Tell me something that is wrong with my statement or you don't agree with so we can talk about it.

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Judging someone by it's username, cool story, Hannibal.
Tell me something that is wrong with my statement or you don't agree with so we can talk about it.
Kriss E sums it up best, this team has had countless guys like Diaz over the last several years. He's been a very pleasant surprise but Emelin has been a guy we all hoped would someday come over for over 5 years and he finally came and has been better than most of us expected and has provided this team with something they haven't really had since Komisarek, and he isn't a slow oaf loser like Komisarek.

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