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05-25-2010, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by koh19 View Post
Yeah, I agree. The guy should have given it another shot. Look at micheal leighton, he's been busting his ass off in the minors now for almost 10 years, has been playing backup, got waived several times and now he's got a shot as a starter at the stanley cup!

Some of these guys give up way too easily.
Leighton is a bad example IMO, as he is playing in his home country, D. Seidenberg oder Sulzer might be better examples.

I agree though, I'm surprised too, it was his fearst year abroad, and I would have liked to see him develop in AHL and maybe NHL instead of DEL. From a hockey play of view he should have stayed another year to adjust properly and give it another shot.
But I don't know why he want to come back, maye he has met a nice German girl, misses his relatives or can't connect to the culture. Or it's just about the money, certainly a big possibility.

Whatever, good news for Cologne if they can afford him in the long run, another good & young German player for them.

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