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05-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
The radulov issue was about immaturity not bolting for the khl. The KHL didn't even exist. We gambled he would still develop into an elite prospect and 1st line winger and we were right. There is no way Poile could have for seen a rival league would develop, would then poach an NHL player against ihf rules, and this league would also be able to drop 8-10 million a year on players. Yes part of that is immaturity but in this, I can't fault Poile to much.
And at that, concerns over immaturity tend to be focused on the immediate years after the player is drafted. Who would have guessed that he would still have maturity issues at 26/27?

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