Thread: Prospect Info: Hartford Wolf Pack Offseason Thread
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06-12-2009, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Thordic View Post
Didn't Grachev come to NA already speaking fluent english? Or am I mixing him up with another russian prospect? I know there was a russian prospect within the past year or two who was touted as having excellent english, and it would help his transition as he wouldn't have to learn a new language when he came over.

Thought it was Grachev, maybe not.

I still think it would help to have other russians on the team, of course. But not a requirement by any means.
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Originally Posted by hockeyviper87 View Post
I think that was Filitov but from what I heard and have seen Grachev has been speaking english and seems to have the personality to make up for any short-comings he has in the language barrier.
It was Grachev. I remember one scout was talking about being in line at the concession stand and having a long conversation with the Battlehship. He basically said that Grachev's English was already very good and that Grachev was a really nice kid.

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