Flyers Terminate Hovinen's Contract (claimed by Edmonton Oilers, per D. Dreger)
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01-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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29 other teams also agreed with the Flyers that he isnt worth an NHL contract
but I'm sure the experts here on HFBoards know better than every scout in the NHL
Exactly. I made this point a while ago in another thread. Everyone looks at the numbers and yeah they're good, but people don't acknowledge that the SEL is a very low scoring league and he plays on one of the better teams in the league.
I also look at the fact he hasn't really been picked for international competition outside of 1 EHT game last season. He was selected to the U-18 team but did not play (understandable as Markstrom was the guy)and then was passed over the next two years for the U20 team. Not the end of the world, but not exactly the pedigree of a can't miss guy some proclaim him to be. International competition isn't the end all argument, but it goes to show he isn't exactly held in high regard in his home country.
Surprised people aren't saying the Flyers let Jakub Kovar get away too.
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