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03-28-2013, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Solus View Post
since when is KoKo a flight risk? i've seen it mentioned a few times in this thread. he started the season playing in the KHL but why would he return to NA to play on a bad junior team then play in the AHL if he wasnt committed to making it in the NHL?
All Russians are flight risks. Their numbers in the NHL have dramatically dwindled over the last few years. That's a fact.

It's not a guarantee that Koko goes to Russia, but a very real and substantial risk. He would not be the first Russian player to play in the OHL, struggle in the NHL, and then go back to the KHL for lots of money. I don't blame them. I'd rather be making millions in my home country now, than play in the AHL for 100k or so and have no guarantees of making the NHL. It doesn't matter if he is commited to the OHL now, when the reality of his economic/professional situations sets in, things can change.

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