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Excerpts from Jagr's interviews given during his Russian years.
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07-08-2011, 11:28 AM
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“It’s much harder to become the best scorer in Russia than NHL. The rinks are much bigger here and one really has to skate a lot.
In the NHL, once you get by one person, you have a chance to score. And here? You can get around one defender, but you still have about 20 meters to go
. Everyone can skate very well here. I would say, even better than in the NHL. You can’t outrun anyone, really.” (9/19/2009)
The difference between playing on the small and the big ice in a nutshell. That's why Ovechkin has been much more dangerous with the Caps than he was with Dynamo Moscow. Two different games.
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