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04-13-2013, 02:30 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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VHL teams don't really have up andcoming prospects unless they are sent down from the KHL . By Krocak I guess you mean Kovac but these three you listed are actually the only decent foreigners in the league.
It turns out VHL is soooo overrated here.
Im not claiming it to be better or worse but I totally disagree on it being overrated. Obviously, how else would a high end prospect be there, it is a feeder league to the KHL, and the KHL drafts high end guys from independent teams like Slepyshev.. I have watched a number of games this year and I was impressed with many of the players individual skill sets. Put it this way, there is more flow and connected passes than you'll find in an AHL game. Only thing that was lower quality than I expected was goaltending. Overall, solid league.
IMO great stepping stone for young Russian guys to develop who are too good for MHL. No better place for skillled guys like Yakimov, Nichushkin, Shalunov, Sigaryov, Gusev, Shenfeld and others to have developed their game this year.
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