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06-25-2010, 02:52 PM
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...Kiraly are those rumours regarding Janos Hari´s move to the CHL true?
Janos Hari interview
posted on jegkorong.blog.hu today:
Hari says with respect to his career, it is not important if he is selected 39th or 172th overall or if he is not drafted at all this year. The most important thing is how well he will play in the CHL this coming season and thereafter.
Hari is actually more focused on the CHL import draft next Tuesday as this will ultimately decide where he plays this fall. According to his agent, it is almost certain that he will be selected in the import draft.
Hari’s first choice would be to play in the OHL as he feels this is the more prestigious of the three leagues, and of the three leagues, the OHL produces the most NHL players. That said, Hari would be very happy to play on the other side of the continent as well.
Hari also says that he was tempted to come to Canada last summer but decided to stay with Farjestad as he was told that he would have an opportunity to play with the men – not sure if they meant Farjestad’s senior team or the Division 1 team, Skare. The fact that he only played 3 games with Skare and the rest with the U18 squad is believed to have affected this stock negatively. He decided in May of this year that he will not wait any longer and will make the move to North America.
Scouting assessment of Hari is that he is a creative, aggressive forward capable of putting up points. His skating is said to be average and that his defensive game needs to be further developed. His size is also an issue. As mentioned, the fact that he has almost exclusively played in the U18 league is also negatively viewed.
Hari is planning to come to Canada in the middle of August. Hari has already said his goodbyes to his former Swedish team and they have parted amicably. He has not closed the door to a return to Farjestad in the future.
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