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02-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Dread Clawz
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Originally Posted by Panteras View Post
Why would he not? Do we know what his aspirations are? Maybe he does want to stay in Russia all his life, or maybe he wants to try NA and he knows he ain't gonna be in the NHL even as a back up anywhere off the bat, therefote the AHL is the logical place to start for a young goalie like him to try to make it in NA. He's still young and is a beast at least physically, if I'm not mistaken he's Markstrom's size. Like I said he seems to be doing decent in arguably the 2nd best league in the world, I take it as both a quality and quantity depth move. Clemmensen gets traded, we have Markie and Theodore with the Cats and Sergei/DGM in the AHL why not?
Gayduchenko hasn't come over since he was drafted in 2007. Why would he now? It's a longshot at best, and on top of that you expect him to come over in the middle of the season? He's not just going to ditch his KHL team. Plus even if he came over there would probably be an adjustment period to N.A. hockey like there was for Markstrom. He is not an answer.

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