Thread: News Article: Brock Trotter to the KHL
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07-28-2010, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Lucius View Post
Not saying he was destined to be a star, but he just had a very good AHL season and saw some NHL action. Had he resigned, I think at the very least, he would have been in our top three for an AHL recall and probably seen 5-10 NHL games.

The point is, the jury was still out on him. This isn't like a Corey Locke who has clearly shown no ability to go the next level. It's weird to see a guy go over this early in his career who is not from there.

Thus, I wondered if anyone read a quote.
1) $$$$$$$ He is basically multiplying his take home pay by a factor of almost 10 times (adding in lower cost of living & free appartment/car). This is real money we were talking, 6 figures for a guy who was making maybe $40,000 after tax last year.

2) The KHL is still really good pro hockey, arguably better than the AHL. If he lights up the KHL he might get some NHL interest. The only downside is he will not have a chance at NHL call-ups but if the Canadiens stay healthier this year he may not get any.

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