Thread: Speculation: value of Carlson or Alzner to NYI
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06-11-2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
Orlov is already on an ELC and an NHL player though. Unless you want to stuff him in the AHL for some reason even though he has played half a season of very good NHL level hockey. Those other guys weren't NHL players when you courted them (though not sure about Grebeshkov but that's going pretty far back).

I'm fine keeping him. Looks a lot like McDonaugh the year before he broke out. Not saying he'll be as good but he has the tools.

Denis Grebeshkov was a 1st rounder,signed to an NHL contract and playing for the isles,when Snow felt the young defenseman needed more time in the AHL.He bolted to the KHL and we haven't seen him since.
Petrov,drafted in 2008, keeps saying he wants to play in the NHL,but won't come over.
Klementyev and Alexandrov both came over to play in NA and later headed home.

My comments against using high picks on Russians, are in the Isles draft thread from the past 2-3 months.

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