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12-02-2012, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by coursy17 View Post
agreed this thread is seriously biased against CHLers. Zlobin was impressive in sss when he played and in summer series and in memorial cup hes good. just because someone played 25 games and has 2 points in the KHL doesnt make them better.

KHL numbers

Kosov- 2 goals 1 assist
shalunov-not in the K
sigarev 0 goals 0 assists
slepyshev 3 goals 0 assists
Khokhlachev 2 goals 3 assists
nichushkin 1 game 0 g 0 a
tkachev 0 goals 0 assists
kapustin-no in the K

like theres some examples of zlobins "serious khl competition" you cant honestly tell me zlobin wouldnt be able to put up those "numbers" in the K right now. if anything hes better off in the Q actually playing actually finding his scoring touch.
you're right, coaching staff must be idiots by giving preference to players who practice and play with professionals like Malkin day in and out and who went through intense Pre-season training with the main team. These are the same guys who have much higher expectations and are used to playing in a much harder league than the CHL. (Or do you think CHL is better than KHL?? LOL) Maybe they should favor guys who played great in some Junior league, like Khokhlochev with his amazing CHL career who couldn't even get a point for like 20 games in KHL.

It's a valid statement to say that Zlobin is a good player who deserves to be on a good team, but you can't compare CHL and KHL experience, the gap between the leagues and expectations for the players is huge.

Kosov might not have great numbers in KHL be he looked like man among boys if you watched the SSS. Same goes for a lot of other guys on the team. Shalunov, Sigarev and Kapustin among others played A LOT in VHL, which is also a pro league btw. Their stats there are quiet respectable there actually, and its again, a much tougher league to play in than jrs - they are playing against men and professionals.

Btw, the 2010-11 Russian WJC team was full of 'limited experience' KHL players who won the gold. Enough said.

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