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06-13-2013, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
signing players like this to NHL contracts are useless especially if they have no future in the NHL like Niemi and Pyett.... too bad Valentenko didnt work out a few years ago on the Whale and bolted for Russia and Pashin is too stubborn to play in the AHL. cant NHL teams find out if the player is committed to come to north america..
Why are you complainng about players who signed a contract and did come and play in North America? Most prospects need to play in the AHL--it's the only way for them to develop and for teams to see if they can become NHLers. However, the vast majority of them will not make it to the NHL, regardless of their nationality.

How does giving up on them before any attempt is made to even see if they can develop going to help going to help the organization? If nothing else, AHL teams need more than raw rookies playing.

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