Anton Babchuk speaks out in an interview with Russian prospects. Wisely, he does not bash the Carolina management and team (which still owns the rights to him after making a qualifying offer).
One part he mentions from his experience in North America:
"go out to the ice and show the maximum of your ability".
Maximum of your ability? Is that what the kids are calling it these days? If coming out and throwing the softest checks that hockey has ever seen is his max, no wonder he didn't pan out over here. The best thing going for Anton was his 100mph+ slap shot - unfortunately he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with the puck on most nights.
Tip 'o the hat to McErlain of OffWingOpinion.