Borna Rendulic kuvasi AHL:ää myös aika kriittisin sanankääntein:
What did you like on playing in the AHL?
I liked I was playing a hockey there. It had been a fun. There are few guys we hang out with. It was nice but it was just like I really did not play with my heart. We were losing a lot. Atmosphere wasn’t good also, but it is the same with every team when they are losing. All together, I don’t think I developed how I wanted. In the NHL, when you even have a practice you get better. But in the AHL it is not so good level. When I was coming over (to the AHL) I heard a lot of stories but I wanted to see it on myself. I was disappointed overall with everything. Because when I was playing in Finland, everything was taking care about. Everything was much professional. In the AHL, you are just playing there. You just feel nobody cares about you. Nobody cares about your development or how you are going to develop. Nobody teach me. We had like those development guys like David Oliver and Brett Clark. When they come over it was nice because they were teaching us, but our coaches didn’t teach anyone. There were so many young players lost their confidence. They couldn’t make the play even when they are good players. It just shouldn’t be like that. It was too much negativity around when I was there.
Is it the same for entire AHL?
I don’t know. I can’t say for other teams in the AHL. But I talked with other guys who play for other organizations and some of them had good experience, so I can’t really say.
Paljon on kiinni siitä, mikä joukkue Revon varaa. Jos se on joku Avalanchen (Rendulic) tai Oilersin (Puljujärvi) kaltainen huumoriorganisaatio, älä lähre sinne. Jos sen sijaan Revon hankkii joku organisaatio joka panostaa pelaajakehitykseen kuten Detroit tai Pittsburgh, miksipä ei lähtisi kokeilemaan. Suomeen pääsee aina takaisin.
Yhtä kaikki, Liigakin on hyvä paikka kehittyä Revolle. Toisin kuin yleensä Liigasta NHL:ään lähtevät, Repo ei ole tehnyt vielä suuria mainetekoja Liigassa. Hän on myös vielä hyvin nuori pelaaja ja hänet varaavalla organisaatiolla on peräti kolme vuotta aikaa tehdä sopimus Revolle. Näistä syistä en usko, että Repoa edes halutaan Pohjois-Amerikkaan vielä.