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09-17-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Robb_K View Post
If I were him, I'd play at Peoria for $105,000, rather than for SKA for $585,000 for 20-30% of a season. He's already earned several $ million from The KHL and would only be losing about $100,000 in this situation. He could endear himself to Blues' management, help his English language learning curve, get acquainted with his future teammates and The Blues' system, and living in USA, the culture, etc., so there will be less distractions after he DOES start playing in The NHL.

It's a "no-brainer" to me. The "goodwill" gained from that gesture will be remembered and appreciated by The Blues, and benefit him aLOT more than an extra $100,000.
Robb, Tarasenko's AHL salary is $67,500, not $105,000 per capgeek. I agree that there are many benefits to playing in the AHL during the lockout though. Personally, I'll understand no matter what the kid decides.

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