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05-14-2006, 01:26 AM
Slick Nick
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Originally Posted by montreal
Also there were reports that Emelin said after the wjc's that he wanted to come over to Habs as soon as possible. How true is that statement remains to be seen. But he doesn't have to be signed till the summer of '08, so if he's not signed then the Habs will still own his rights for another 2 years. Imo he's the biggest Euro prospect that we need to bring over since our lack of D prospects in the AHL is a glarring weakness and he's still very young/raw, so it's good to get him over here as soon as we can to get him adjusted to the smaller ice surface. I really hope something can be worked out that's fair to both Emelin, the Habs and Lada.
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