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2012-2013 Connecticut Whale/Greenville Road Warriors Thread (AHL, ECHL)
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12-09-2012, 02:41 PM
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Watch J.T. Miller become the first American to defect when he'll be with Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Russia... "In US, they force me to play for CT Whale!" he says at a press conference in Moscow, as thousands of Russian faces look on in utter disgust when they hear "CT Whale"... Lol
I never understood why players stay in the AHL instead of going to the KHL, other than top prospects like Kreider, Miller, Thomas, Jean and Hrivik. All the others like Newbury, Grant, Segal, Vernace, Parlett, Talbott could all have quality roles on KHL squads.
The KHL pays well enough to have significant savings after retiring, the AHL does not.
The KHL may not provide all the amenities of the NHL, which is why it gets criticized, but it is superior to the AHL. You fly by plane, you play in legitimate major league arenas, you get overall better treatment than in the AHL.
You play in front of large crowds.
You have constant access to the hottest girls in the world.
Living in a major city like Moscow cant be worse than living in some back water like Charlotte, Albany and Binghamton. Small towns are good if you are part of a close-knit community of your friends and family. If, on the other hand, you are moving to a different town every other season, you will quickly find yourself in position where the only form of entertainment is getting drunk in a dive bar every night.
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