NHL players of Yugoslavian descent
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11-03-2013, 09:59 AM
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I don't know why he wouldn't at that point in his career. He had nothing to lose and it would have been a new experience, many people I know who are Croatian descent are very proud of their heritage and wouldn't hesitate grabbing an opportunity like that. Maybe Phil is only half Croat however.
It is not about been proud of croatian heritage. It is about that Phil (when it was obvious that he won't play single NHL game anymore) refused Medvescak over two-way contract AHL/ECHL. Had he signed with us during EBEL time, maybe he would have prove himself as KHL worthy, at least for bottom pairings. Like Martinovic did, who was 7th defender in DEL prior to siging with us in EBEL and now in KHL he is playing over 20 minutes per night and is +5, which is best on the team.
Only KHL material with croatian descent, that are financialy reachable to Medvescak, left so far in NA are Drazenovic and Miskovic. MAYBE Mark Fistric...that would be dream coming true, but I think it is long shot.
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