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05-15-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanderson View Post
I don't think the contract length matters much at all, NHL teams could sign him whether he is signed or not. The whole move doesn't really help him. I can't think of a single German player who came out of juniors, went back to Germany and then made the jump back to North America one year later. Once you make that move back you have to perform exceptionally well to gain back the attention, and that isn't going to happen when someone plays backup in the DEL.
I also can't understand this decision as it will be probably the end of his NHL chance, although he played much better than lots of drafted goalies in the OHL.
I don't understand, why so many German players do not try to stay in the US, when i think about F.Schütz, Gogulla...

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