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Rangers Prospect Poll: #17
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07-15-2011, 11:30 PM
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Apparently he was at the end of the season, but before that he got sent down to juniors. In Russia, unlike the NHL, players can go back and forth from the KHL to the MHL (their junior league) and back.
Next year, he needs to win a spot on the top pairing full time. If he can't dominate the KHL at the age of 23, then the NHL won't be in his future.
I wouldn't say that he needs to dominate the KHL, but he has to get past being the 6th option on his team if he wants to be a legitimate prospect.
If it weren't for those PR articles on the Rangers' website, no one would be talking about this guy. IMO, there is very little appeal in a 22 year-old undersized physical type who is lacking in all other aspects of the game.
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