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06-20-2012, 10:10 PM
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cant wait to listen to him yelling "HEEEEEERE!" at camp this year again. Hopefully Brodin just ignores him this time.

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06-20-2012, 10:20 PM
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he couldn't even get a KHL gig? sadness. :'(
I actually had third line center hopes for Almond.
It's possible he got offers, but if you're a hockey player, would you rather live in Western Europe or Russia? I'm going to go with the former 11 times out of 10.

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06-20-2012, 10:32 PM
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Definitely. The difference in quality of life is big

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Cheese and chocolate, mang. Russia don't got **** on Switzerland!

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Cheese and chocolate, mang. Russia don't got **** on Switzerland!
No, but if need be, they could **** all over Switzerland.

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As a 22 year old, if I had a choice of living in Europe, or Houston Texas, I'd do exactly what Mr. Almond chose to do. Geneva is a beautiful city, and when you are making good dough to live there, well, ouch!

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I doubt he's making too great of dough. But even then, I'd still pick Geneva.

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06-20-2012, 11:08 PM
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It's possible he got offers, but if you're a hockey player, would you rather live in Western Europe or Russia? I'm going to go with the former 11 times out of 10.
isn't Christensen based in Prague. That wouldn't be too bad.

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06-20-2012, 11:12 PM
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isn't Christensen based in Prague. That wouldn't be too bad.
Ehh, I still go with Geneva over Prague every time. Also, with a team based there he still has to go to all the KHL cities to play. I assume the Swiss league doesn't actually leave the Alps?

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06-20-2012, 11:13 PM
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Ehh, I still go with Geneva over Prague every time. Also, with a team based there he still has to go to all the KHL cities to play. I assume the Swiss league doesn't actually leave the Alps?
oh, and russian airlines. yeah, Switzerland it is.

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Geneva is in French-speaking part of Switzerland though. I'd much rather play for the Zürich Lions. Now THAT'S a beautiful city. Also, German speaking mainly.

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06-21-2012, 10:31 AM
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I have a family member playing pro in the English Elite League. They (him and his wife) don't like their city at all. He will likely be going to the Italian Elite League after his contract is up. He did play in the AHL though and did like living in Texas, but the EEL paid for his graduate education, house and car (of course) and they wanted to experience Europe as well, so it worked out pretty good in the respect.

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Yeah I think it'd be a lot of fun to play in Europe. You'd get to be a bigger name player, you get to travel and see new places, I mean you only live once.

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Ehh, I still go with Geneva over Prague every time. Also, with a team based there he still has to go to all the KHL cities to play. I assume the Swiss league doesn't actually leave the Alps?
Prague has two teams (Slavia and Sparta) in the Czech Extraliga. AFAIK the Extraliga has no connection to the KHL.

Prague is a gorgeous European city...it isn't Soviet Russia or anything. It's awesomely cheap, too, so lots of partying opportunities for a young player.

Edit: Oh, it looks like Prague is getting a KHL team playing out of the same arena as Sparta Praha starting next year, and Christensen is on that roster. My bad! Hope he enjoys Russian air travel.

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06-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Ehh, I still go with Geneva over Prague every time. Also, with a team based there he still has to go to all the KHL cities to play. I assume the Swiss league doesn't actually leave the Alps?
To be fair, Prague is a very beautiful city.

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Eklund is saying Suter is down to us, Detroit or Nashville.

Hoping it's us, we're on the upswing while Detroit is on the downswing, here he'll be the true #1 dman.

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06-21-2012, 01:15 PM
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Yeah I know he spews a lot of crap, but he gets the odd one right.

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I think that means we're not getting him, then. Eklund! No!!!!

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Eklund is saying Suter is down to us, Detroit or Nashville.

Hoping it's us, we're on the upswing while Detroit is on the downswing, here he'll be the true #1 dman.
He must read the Suter thread on the Trade Forum.

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He must read the Suter thread on the Trade Forum.
no. i emailed him from my fake agent/scout/NHL Assistant GM account.

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Yeah I know he spews a lot of crap, but he gets the odd one right.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Eklund just preys on fans' hopefulness of getting player X and news coverage.

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