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06-29-2011, 07:12 PM
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Ohashi_Jouzu
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Originally Posted by nhldraftvideo View Post
yeaa but thats my issue, hockey in czech republic has gone down the toilet in the last 5-6 years and i would question the quality of their coaching. Looking for to see what kind of ice time /role he get.
I don't know if I'm prepared to consider it a constant downward trend (certainly not a disturbingly steep one). Maybe overall, but it could just be a couple of lean years in talent, as many other countries have experienced. I don't know that the actual quality of instruction has gone down, but I know that a lot of their potential players in recent years have had the CHL and KHL open up to them as possibilities, diluting the talent pool a bit. On the plus side, that means that the absolute cream of the crop that stays there tends to get slightly bigger roles than they would have in years passed. It's the marginal prospects that decide to stay home that suffer the most developmentally. Pribyl is certainly in the former group, not the latter.

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