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12-08-2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
I am happy to hear our Nikita is impressive, but I attribute that more to the fact that he's 93 a ready for adult hockey player, who deliberately took a hit to this career to convince someone, that he's NA committed. He should have been playing VHL or like his bud Gusev proved himself there and got loaned (officially of course traded) to another KHL team for further growth. Now he's lost a year of his career and almost lost a spot on WJC team (most definitely decreased his chances of making the team to slim)
All completely false. He came over because he wants to play in the NHL and he wants to learn and adjust to the NA game style and grow his game that way. Making this move accelerated his career to the NHL, not hindered it.

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