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06-21-2008, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by pitseleh View Post
Gillis hinted at the fact that he wasn't going to pick any Russians the other day.

Hopefully a couple teams take Markstrom and Sateri before the Canucks pick, meaning a good forward/defenseman will fall to their pick.
And for good reason. There's no guarantee they ever come over here. And if they do come over, there's no guarantee they stay in North America. Spend a year or two apprenticing in Winnipeg, or go back to Russia, and make good money tax-free. Hmmmmm.

A guy like Filatov will come to North America. So will Cherepanov. But the second-tier prospects might not. Unless it's an elite prospect, there's no way I ever want the Canucks to pick a Russian.

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