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02-27-2013, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by John Holmes View Post
Can anyone explain to me why there is optimism for Petersson, yet most write off Filatov, with a ton of venom.

I don't get it.

If you could also explain the difference between Silfverberg wanting to play in Sweden, and Filatov wanting to play in Russia, I would appreciate that as well.

All three are 22.
I think the perception with Filatov is that he gave up on trying to pursue his NHL dream. I don't think that's ever been the case for the other 2. The organization (rightly or wrongly) felt Filatov had a lot to learn about playing in a system like ours and wanted him to go down to the AHL and learn how to play the game properly and the way they expect the game to be played here in Ottawa. Whatever his reasons are, I could see why people feel like he gave up when the going got tough.

It's really hard to compare that back story to a guy like Silfverberg who's been a noted two way player in the SEL.

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