Stop lying your ass off Jethro. There aint no 17 year old playing in the KHL and if there was one good enough at that age, he would be a first round draft choice in the NHL next June and playing there.
The kid ain't gonna play and you know it. He wasn't good enough to play around here. It's preseason for KHL and they are building a roster like everyone else. Daddy is an investor in the club and that's why the kid is on it. You act like the kid is really going to survive out there in a league with Pavel Datsuk. Yes we all know the KHL is the real deal and there are a lot of American's playing in it but they are men, 25 and up. There are no 18 year old's who couldn't score a goal at Exeter so they packed up and decided to play in the KHL.
Kids not good. You know it. We all know it. We saw him play. But I'm sure he will be a pathfinder for all average hockey players to follow when MajorJunior/NCAA/NHL aren't in the cards.
The kid's dad is an extremely rich Chinese movie producer and actor. He played split season with my son a few games and would show up to the rink in a Bentley. I believe that his dad could be an investor or the owner of the team. I remember seeing a video made about him and his youth team and they were saying he was going to be the first Chinese born player to play in the NHL. I didn't see it or him having the ability to play in the KHL but I suppose that things could change.
Love this post -
"The kid from China that played prep? C'mon. Average player for around here."
Have you seen prep games in the last 5-6 years? A lot of future 'Club Hockey Heros' are playing prep hockey. . . and by a lot I mean A LOT!
#2 is what happens to little Chinese boys whose dads buy them spots in the KH!!
Thats the most contact I've seen that kid take in his whole career.
Just wait 'til the Biosteel kicks in...
2016-17 Kunlun Red Star KHL 17 0 0 0 2 0
I'm sure it has been quite entertaining for the Chinese fans
Guy on my Men's league Beer league team played in the Q a few years ago. Don't forget the old adage " all roads lead to Men's League around here"
Correct. He was on varsity both years, played his junior year but senior year went to VJW. He's been working with Gary Roberts as well as RHA Academy. I bet he puts up some decent numbers in his first season, let's see!
Very familiar with the Rudy Ying situation, the kid played no better than 3-4 line at Exeter, kid has some skill, but had no interest in mixing it up on the ice, was mostly a spectator while he played. The family is loaded! Dad is some kind of famous talk show host on Chinese tv. Rudy's spot on that KHL team in China has been bought and paid for by the father, that's what they've done during the kids whole life.
Hate to burst the haters bubbles out there but rudi just wrapped preseason and he put some points on the board. First season game is next week so tune in online with your little johnnie. KHL is the big show little bo peep.
The kid from China that played prep? C'mon. Average player for around here. Nice story because hockey just getting started in China but please.