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03-13-2010, 05:59 AM
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Oliwa and Czerkawski were probably once in a lifetime anomalies rather than the result of a good youth system or similar, similar to what Zubrus and Kasparaitis are for Lithuania.

The lesser IIHF Division I nations tend to produce the odd NHLer or near NHLer now and then, I wouldn't take that as a sign of strength or improvement in the national program.

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