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06-27-2012, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KopitarFAN View Post
Yes, their is a choice. Voynov got drafted by Moncton but went straight to the AHL, while Loktionov got drafted by Windsor and played for them.
Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
Kings choice (and the players too). Same decision the Kings had to make for Loktionov and Voynov. Loktionov went to juniors and Voynov went to the AHL, I believe both were 18 as well.
Thanks for the info.

Originally Posted by King'sPawn View Post
It wouldn't burn a contract year if he played in the AHL, since he is under 20.

London is a good developmental team in a good developmental league; I'd like to think a year down there would be good, but I admit I'm excited about him stepping into the AHL right away too.
Thanks for the contract clarification. I agree that London seems to be the best choice. I think coming over is definately better than staying in Russia. Seems to me, if he stays over there, he may never get the drive to come over, especially if offered a decent deal to play in the KHL sometime in the future. I don't know their contract rules as far as how old a player has to be to get a big contract. If he comes over to NA, there wouldn't be the lure to stay home down the road.

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