Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/22/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 06: Yann Danis #35 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on November 6, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The NHL has never been a perfect league in its ability to find all of the best talent in the world to play in it.  Many NHL capable talents never have significant NHL careers.  One prime example of that is Yann Danis.  He currently is a star goalie with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.  Danis leads the AHL in saves percentage (.938) and goals against average (1.94).  He has had a few trials as an NHL goalie and although they have gone pretty well they never led to a regular job.  He has succeeded in the minor leagues and in Europe. Danis is 30 years old and is signed to a one year contract in the Edmonton Oiler organization.  He is playing very well in the AHL and waiting for an NHL shot.  If Nikolai Khabibulin or Devan Dubnyk get injured between now and the end of the season he should get an NHL tryout.  Otherwise he is likely to leave the Oiler organization without playing any NHL games for them.  I am sure he is an NHL capable goalie who with another set of luck would have h...

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