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11-09-2011, 05:03 AM
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Superstar Carwash
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Originally Posted by Rivet52 View Post
Most likely the case.

Yzerman claimed him because he must have felt he was familiar enough with him that he would take a chance on him developing further and hope he could become a sort of diamond-in-the-rough. The risk was taken and didn't cost anything but it didn't work out the way the Lightning hoped. Unfortunate and disappointing but life goes on.
Yeah, Ritola's rumored to be heading back to Sweden. He didn't want to report to Norfolk and Yzerman said that he understood Ritola and didn't want to stay in the way of him if he wanted to go back to Sweden.

Nice to see that Yzerman is as classy as always.

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