No one listened to me when I said Josh Gorges biggest weakest is his skating. I hate when he keeps dumping it in the corner in the offensive zone.
Yeah cause he can just turn it up a notch an pull a Bobby Orr and skate around everyone and score. Or would you rather him to make a risky pass at the blue line? For him with his skill set the smart play is to dumb it in. What should be pissing you off is the fact that nobody ever wins the possession battle for Montreal when anyone dumps it in lately.
Emelin is a decent middle pairing defender who played physical and could cover for Markov's high-risk style and was bigger than the rest of the defense.
Reading some comments, I almost wished we would have lost Subban instead of Norris Emelin. Same Emelin, not that long ago, who was really struggling.
I hope this management will not use that excuse when they're going to explain that quick exit. Somehow, I believe that they will. So that we will be stuck with the same freakin defense once again next year. 1 more year to an aging Markov. But hey we'll have Emelin...we're fine....