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04-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
scoring in Scandinavian leagues doesn't mean much as far as KHL is concerned, we had seen it time and time again, the fact that the guy is most likely not very reliable defensively clearly states that Velichkin being the usual self went after the fancy wrapping, but not what's inside.
But he's been a plus player throughout his career so I'm guessing that's no luck, he must be pretty sound defensively as well as offensively.

And scoring in Elitserien usually translates into KHL pretty well. Only D who failed to repeat his Elitserien numbers in the KHL was Puistola. Others - Kronwall, Niskala, Hietanen, Maenpaa, Jaakola - were as successful. Obviously he's not going to be a PPG player but 30 points - no problem. I think he was the best D on the market without a shadow of doubt so it was a great job by Magnitka to get him.

Originally Posted by Jeez View Post
How many hockey transfers of this kind of money, do you know about ?
How many hockey transfers of this kind - where 18 year old supertalent is being transfered from one team which just made it to the Cup finals to the other - do you know about?

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