View Single Post
01-10-2013, 11:33 AM
Hope Of Glory
Registered User
Hope Of Glory's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Shore
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,358
vCash: 500
Originally Posted by Paul Dipietro View Post
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
Yeah, people in KHL all thought he wasn't that good now, that's probably why he was invited to the All-Star game.

Honestly, I don't know what to expect from him. The safest prediction we can do is to say he's going to be a good top-4 defenseman. He might also be back as his former self (#1 d-man) or being really bad because of the injury, but being highly unlikely imo. Very hard to tell.

Hope Of Glory is offline