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04-08-2009, 05:23 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Oil in 9
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Again, if he believes he's going to be buried in the AHL (ie, going on about how he doesn't want a two-way contract), that does not bode well for
his confidence level
internationally. If he were confident in his abilities, he wouldn't be apprehensive of a two-way, he'd play himself into an honourary one-way. I didn't mean it literally.
As a prospect, once you sign with an organization certain aspects of your career are no longer in your control.
Do you get the best linemates? Do you get pp time? Do you get decent icetime?
If a team really wants your services and they're willing to pay big bucks for it that's a sign that you'll get the icetime and the linemates that you're looking for.
If a team offers you a salary that's very low compared to the rest of the players that's a good sign that you'll be getting second or third rate linemates and very little pp time.
So, not only is Russia a better fit for him financially, the odds that he's going to get every chance to succeed there are far greater.
Who could blame a young fwd prospect for not wanting to start off his career as an ahl'er in the Oilers' organization? Do you know anything about this team?
Omark just made the right decision.
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