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07-01-2009, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by VHC View Post
Well, that might not be completely true. Him playing in the O would be the best doggone thing that could happen for us, but the KHL is a tougher league against better players, in my opinion his development would be best playing against those guys. But by playing there he would be building relationships and be less likely to come over, which is bad for us.
You have a point, but I ultimately feel that it's "safer" for the Isles if he stays in North America and we don't risk what you're saying in the KHL. He can always go back to Russia if he doesn't pan out in the O/A/NHL, but it would be tougher to get him over here if he makes a name for himself in the KHL.

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