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  1. AHL announced they will be opening up in Feb and like I said there are other options. I appreciate your enthusiasm but you are wrong. Let’s chalk this up to a difference of opinions.
  2. 1. You speak of assumptions yet you make a comment of his language studies. His stop in a place like Europe would also be too short for him to try and or need to learn the language of his temporary league. 2. As I said, he has been mostly a bench warmer so there is no logic in your thought of a higher league helping his development. 3. See Provost’s comments on why he had a temp surge in ice time. Key word; temporary.
  3. Hockey Canada has announced invitations for 46 players to attend selection camp for the 2021 world juniors in Edmonton. 2020 No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield, prized Colorado Avalanche prospect Bowen Byram, and presumptive 2022 No. 1 pick Shane Wright were among the invitees. The training camp will start Nov. 16 in Red Deer, Alberta, and end Dec. 13. The selection process will occur while the CHL and its umbrella leagues remain in flux regarding a safe return to play following the pandemic-induced pause. The QMJHL is back in action for the 2020-21 campaign, but the WHL and OHL aren't slated to return until Jan. 8 and Feb. 4, respectively. Canada won its 18th gold medal at the last world juniors, the most of any country. Here's a look at all the players invited: Forwards PLAYER CLUB NHL RIGHTS Adam Beckman Spokane (WHL) Wild Mavrik Bourque Shawinigan (QMJHL) Stars Quinton Byfield Sudbury (OHL) Kings Graeme Clarke Ottawa (OHL) Devils Dylan Cozens Lethbridge (WHL) Sabres Tyson Forester Barrie (OHL) Flyers Gage Goncalves Everett(WHL) Lightning Ridly Greig Brandon (WHL) Senators Dylan Holloway Wisconsin (NCAA) Oilers Seth Jarvis Portland (WHL) Hurricanes Peyton Krebs Winnipeg (WHL) Golden Knights Hendrix Lapierre Chicoutimi (QMJHL) Capitals Connor McMichael London (OHL) Capitals Dawson Mercer Chicoutimi (QMJHL) Devils Alex Newhook Boston College (NCAA) Avalanche Jakob Pelletier Val-d'Or (QMJHL) Flames Cole Perfetti Saginaw (OHL) Jets Samuel Poulin Sherbrooke (QMJHL) Penguins Jack Quinn Ottawa (OHL) Sabres Jamieson Rees Sarnia (OHL) Hurricanes Cole Schwindt Mississauga (OHL) Panthers Xavier Simoneau Drummondville (QMJHL) 2021 eligible Ryan Suzuki Saginaw (OHL) Hurricanes Philip Tomasino Oshawa (OHL) Predators Shane Wright Kingston (OHL) 2022 eligible Connor Zary Kamloops (WHL) Flames Defense PLAYER CLUB NHL RIGHTS Justin Barron Halifax (QMJHL) Avalanche Bowen Byram Vancouver (WHL) Avalanche Lukas Cormier Charlottetown (QMJHL) Golden Knights Jamie Drysdale Erie (OHL) Ducks Kaiden Guhle Prince Albert (WHL) Canadiens Thomas Harley Mississauga (OHL) Stars Daemon Hunt Moose Jaw (WHL) Wild Kaedan Korczak Kelowna (WHL) Golden Knights Mason MIllman Saginaw (OHL) Flyers Ryan O'Rourke Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Wild Owen Power Michigan (NCAA) 2021 eligible Matthew Robertson Edmonton (WHL) Rangers Braden Schneider Brandon (WHL) Rangers Donovan Sebrango Kitchener (OHL) Red Wings Jordan Spence Moncton (QMJHL) Kings Goalies PLAYER CLUB NHL RIGHTS Brett Brochu London (OHL) 2021 eligible Dylan Garand Kamloops (WHL) Rangers Taylor Gauthier Prince George (WHL) 2021 eligible Tristan Lennox Saginaw (OHL) 2021 eligible Devon Levi Northeastern (NCAA) Panthers
  4. Because players don’t go overseas all the time and play in places where they don’t know the language. Also, in case you haven’t figured it out, he is Russian so where is your argument when he finally lands here? Yeah thought so. It’s about getting more opportunities to have better ice time and it’s well known that in the KHL they could care less about talented youth and development, especially for North American property.
  5. Is he really? He has been basically a seat warmer all year and barely gets shifts. Worried about his psyche. Rather he play anywhere but there.
  6. Ha! What I said was reasonable!
  7. Relax with your “Russiaphobia”. Phobia is often used incorrectly by folks like you. There is no extreme or irrational fear or aversion here. People have reasonable concerns and ought to have them. This is a an extremely high potential kid who needs more development and should not be treated as a scrub. He ought not to be in the KHL if this is how they see him. I get that they are not responsible for developing him, especially when he is about to jump ship to North America, but they don’t have to punish him either. There is legitimate concern that these 2 years in the KHL could possibly cause irreversible damage. JB should try to buy his contract out.
  8. Me too. We seem to like paying a bit extra for lesser players. Fanta at league min > Benn at 2M.
  9. So this guy got traded for not long ago for Domi, then Kessel and then most recently for Zucker. All reasonable star players and yet he signs late for basically league min as a basic after thought? What’s wrong with this guy?
  10. Like I said. I don’t know much about this guy. That’s the point of having these discussions. You obviously claim to know plenty so thanks for your input and stop being a douche.
  11. Ya I don’t know much about him. I’ll take your word for it.
  12. I’m not a Jake fan but it makes our signing look like a bargain in comparison: Chris Tierney 26yrs 3.5M per 11goals, 26 assist, minus 6 71 games Jake Virtanen 24yrs 2.5M per 18 goals, 18 assists, minus 4 69 games
  13. I agree that the slightly backloaded salary could be an issue with some teams but it’s still a relatively easily moveable contract for a young potential 20 goal scorer.