Thread: Ukraine: HC Donbas
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06-04-2012, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
Why would he go there rather than playing as a back up for Donbass? As a Ukrainian he'd definitely get KHL playing time and could likely be their number one goalie in the next couple years and would likely be guaranteed the starting job with the National Team.

It just doesn't make sense to me that either Donetsk wouldn't want him or that he wouldn't want to go there.

It makes sense. Gaiducheko currently isn't half the goalie Laco and Ersberg is. Even if Gaiduchenko signed there's no guarantees that he won't be out of job few years later down the road (it's more likely scenario then the one where he grows into a KHL starter). Being a goalie of third tier national team isn't worth anything to him and that Ukrainian passport could severly hurt his wallet in a long term and maybe he feel more Russian than Ukrainian anyway.

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