Thread: Speculation: Tavares to the KHL?
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07-13-2008, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
Two points a game is a disappointment, now?
He didn't really improve last year, which is a disappointment. If he was a complete player, I'd say he might need to play at a higher level to improve, but he has basic stuff to work on. His skating and defensive game don't cut it. I doubt a KHL team would invest millions in him to get a guy that plays pond hockey style without knowing if he can adapt to their league.

In the KHL, he'd probably post something like 10+4 in 50 games if he received regular ice-time, which ain't bad for a young guy, but that's not worth millions. And that's if he doesn't hate it and quit halway, which is always a possibility.

Imo, he should play in the OHL and dominate the way Crosby did dominate his last QMJHL year. Otherwise, he might not even be the first pick in next year's draft.

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