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06-26-2008, 07:02 AM
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Dr. Fire
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I was checking the archives at 1460's website, and listened to the interview with Hitch after the draft. He is very high on Filatov having a hell of a chance making the team this year.

His reason is that he says he spent a full year in the Russian pro league. Where he played most of the season was somewhere between AA-AAA here. He didn't mention this, but I also heard he played some games in the elite league. Hitch says that he, therefore is up to "speed" with the pro game.

Hitch also stressed that things have changed since Brule came into the league. Can't look at a players age. Go into camp with an open mind. A lot of young guys in the league now.

Not saying he is a lock, but it'll be a lot of fun watching this kid in camp and preseason.

http://www.1460thefan.com/live/content/index.html

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