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06-22-2012, 01:32 AM
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The issue with Cherepanov comparisons is two-fold: Any discussion is tainted by the tragedy of what happened and there's plenty of reason to think he may have ended up playing for the Rangers eventually. It's impossible to say whether he would have stayed in Russia or not because of what happened.
But again; Cherepanov slid because teams didn't want to take that uncertainty. There was a strong possibility he would have come over to play for the Rangers. But given the situation and lack of transfer agreement, a lot of teams are asking, can we afford to risk a top 10 pick for a guy that might not want to put the work in and head over to Russia for more money, more fame, and being at home? It's a legitimate question.
I mean if Grigs gets set down to the AHL for a year or two...what will his reaction be? For all this talk about how he's over in North America, teams will look at Filatov and Radulov and think...They were over here, they played but they left.
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