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04-19-2011, 02:01 PM
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Hale The Villain
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Originally Posted by sensjersey11 View Post
I submit EXHIBIT A:
Ottawa's Russian Draft History (followed by draft round)

2007:
Ruslan Bashkirov (2) *(played junior in QMJHL with the Remparts)

2005:
Vitaly Anikeyenko (3)
Ilya Zubov (4)
Dimitry Megalinsky (6)

2004:
Kirill Lyamin (2)
Alexander Nikulin (4)

2003:
Igor Mirnov (2)
Sergei Gimayev (5)

2002:
Alexei Kaigorodov (2)
Vitaly Atyushov (9)

2000:
Anton Volchenkov (1)

1999:
Konstantin Gorovikov (9)

1998:
Petr Schastlivy (4)
Sergei Verenkin (8)

1993:
Sergei Polischuk (7)

1992:
Alexei Yashin (1)


Interesting Fact:
Russians drafted by John Muckler - 9
Russians Drafted by All Other Sens GMs in History Combined - 7
North American busts since 2000

2007
Too early to tell with Caporusso and Blood

2006
Pierre Luc Lessard
Ryan Daniels
Kevin Koopman

2005
Drafted mostly from overseas

2004
Shawn Weller
Jeff Glass
Jim McKenzie
Joe Cooper
Matt McIlvane

2003
Tim Cook
Will Colbert
Brian Elliott?

2002
Scott Dobben
Brock Hooten

2001
Neil Komadowski
Jan Platil
Brandon Bochenski?
Neil Petruic
Gregg Johnson

2000
Derrick Byfuglien
Grant Potulny
Sean Connolly
Jason Maleyko
James DeMone

In that span there were also.....

4 busts from Czech Republic
3 busts from Finland
2 busts from Sweden
1 bust from Switzerland
1 bust from Germany

Sure our previous GMs screwed up the picks from Russia but it's not like they were better in other countries overseas.

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