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01-10-2013, 08:19 AM
Paul Dipietro
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Originally Posted by Whereabouts Unknown View Post
What makes you think he begged
If he still was as good as some people think he is (with the standing that goes with it), all the top KHL teams should have wooed him from the start. Which as I recall was not the case. Which is why he settled for bottom-feeding Chekhov Vityaz (likely one of the few - if not the only - teams that would have him)

That would not have been the case if he was still considered a superstar defenseman in a league that is desperately trying to hold on to their previously locked-out russian players by coercion or by throwing millions at them

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