W Nikita Kucherov (2011, 58th overall, Tampa Bay)
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12-08-2012, 10:25 PM
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I'm well aware. My point was it was Roy, his pal Grigorenko, and the Remparts that enticed him to make the jump over here. I'm not sure a lot of other CHL teams could. No one ever thought we'd see Kucherov cross the pond this fast. There was some thought that he might go back to Russia after he was traded because he came over to specifically play for the Remparts.
I don't really agree. Roy stated how eager he was to play in the CHL, especially in NA, last year when he met him at the Subway Series. Roy was the one who was able to get him out of Russia and probably paid a fee to free him from his contract but I think his main goal was to play anywhere in NA.
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