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10-14-2007, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by contingent_23 View Post
2 responses stood out: the first question, he said it was a done issue and the one where he set goals are his achillies heel.

I came away from this article with a simple explantion: Svitov lacks confidence in himself and when all hype about him taking the next step was mentioned, he tightened up and made a rash decision.
The kid had no life outside of hockey, you gotta feel for him. It does sound like he lacks confidence & made a choice to go where he could regain stability & be among friends & family. I wish more kids would have the guts to do this as opposed to sliding into depression & the things it leads to. Best wishes & good luck to him. Burning bridges? This is a we say GM's are "burning bridges" when they release or trade someone? The guy made a decision to get his life together, puts hockey in it's proper perspective. Life is more important than the NHL.

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