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03-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
These aren't busts. Avtsin was a mix of being put in the wrong situation, being overhyped and coming up short. I wouldn't say all the blame is put on him, but it's safe to say that he's under performed. What I'd like to see is him go back to the KHL, tear it up, and pull an Emelin where he comes back an excellent player in our Top 6. What I do think will happen is that he'll probably carve himself a nice career in the KHL. It's really hard being a 19 year old shipped across the world, and expected to be "the next Ovechkin".
Although I do wonder what would happen if he were given a trial with the Habs. A part of me thinks that if he was given one game with good minutes, good linemates, etc., he'd really shine. But with a nice stock of prospects and a successful team this year, the Habs don't really gain much from that experiment.
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