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07-31-2011, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
Further potential repercussions that can be thrown into the mix
Nordiques manage to sign not only Valery Kamensky, but also his former CSKA linemates Slava Bykov and Andrei Khomutov in 1991. Sakic, Sundin, Lindros, Bykov, incredible center depth. Lindros doesn't want to play in Québec? Too bad, but with Sakic, Sundin, Bykov the Nordiques are comfortable enough to trade away Lindros in a blockbuster move to acquire defense/goaltending.

Another effect (not as speculative): Before the Red Wings' Russian Five there could have been the Nordiques' Russian Five: Kamensky - Bykov - Khomutov, Gusarov - Tatarinov.

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