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09-08-2013, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jedimyrmidon View Post
Even though there's no real hard evidence to support my theory, I'm convinced that Kristo wasn't too enthused or motivated to play for the Habs. He may have appreciated the support and expertise available to him while considered a Habs prospect, but I think that if he were playing for the Dogs (or even the Habs), he wouldn't have been the same player as he would be with the Rangers.

I don't think it's ridiculous to think that Kristo wanted to play for an American team, proud American and all that.

So why did Kristo even sign a contract with the Habs then? One possibility is that he wanted to burn off a year from his ELC and so reach RFA status earlier.
I tend to agree with you. Kristo could become a very good NHLer but I always had the feeling that he might never play for the Habs. Like you, I can't point to anything definitive, it was just a feeling that it wasn't going to work out.

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