One Perspective on Why Baranka Left for Russia
Wednesday July 23rd 2008, 10:04 pm

Spartak Moscow General Manager Andrei Yakovenko offers his take on why Ranger prospect and former Wolf Pack player Ivan Baranka signed a two-year deal with his team for the upcoming season:

Baranka is one of the New York Rangers’ most promising players.  In America they left him; they wanted him to remain in the club’s system.  But he didn’t have the opportunity to play in the main team of the Rangers — there are a lot of players with one-way contracts.  There even people with million-dollar contracts play for the farm club!  So Baranka didn’t have even a theoretical chance of hitting the roster.  And he came to us in order to make other NHL clubs take notice of him so that in the future he’ll have the opportunity to change clubs.

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Filed under: Hartford Wolf Pack, KHL

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    No where does the article reveal that Barabka was on the sidleines injured most of the season.

    Comment by fran 07.26.08 @ 3:26 pm

    To be fair, you can’t really expect a GM to highlight the injury history of one his big international signings when talking about said player to the press. That’s why the title of my post was “One Perspective on Why…” ;)

    Comment by laurie 07.26.08 @ 8:52 pm



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