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03-15-2013, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter25 View Post
He was ruined by the CHL. Too bad. If he had stayed in Russia he would be an impact player already. He was so talented when he was 16. It is sad but not surprising to see him regressing this way.

Why, oh why, did he go the CHL? The kid ruined his own career.
Playing in the CHL was good for him, since Russian teams are absolutely awful at handling their young players.

But Buffalo made a big mistake by making him play in the NHL at such a young age, while everyone knew he wasn't ready.

It's nice that they are admitting their mistake by sending him back though.

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