This is how a team becomes a winner. With hard hitters who put the fear of God into others. Remember Scott Stevens in New Jersey?
I’m hoping Alexei Emelin continues his path to a regular and important spot on the Habs blueline. He was a force in the Kontinental Hockey League, and there’s no reason why he can’t be a force with the Canadiens.
This is the type of player Montreal needs badly, and the clean hit you see in this video is a prime example. Let him learn the North American game, let him understand better the new culture he’s in, and maybe, just maybe, we’ve got a real beauty on our hands.