Thread: Maxim Kitsyn
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01-18-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Kings4thecup View Post
Kinda the Detroit model with Euros though, right? Let them play in Europe for 5-6 years, them slot them in when they're fully developed and experienced. I don't know all those rules, but if they have a contract with us and a team in Europe, and stay over there, are the years coming off our contract?
Problem is Kitsyn's game is very much the NA style of play. Strong along the boards, cycling the puck, and crashes the net net very well. He isn't really much of a finesse guy. Tailor made to succeed and excel in NA hockey be it AHL or NHL. He struggles in the more finesse driven pass the puck until you find an opening European style. he gets demoted because of this and then his development is slowed or stunted...

Plus I think the UFA rules stayed largely the same in the new CBA so yes, the Kings are in fact losing years off his ELC and years before he becomes a UFA by him staying over there.

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