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08-11-2011, 03:29 PM
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I'm writing a piece on this right now

I know from a direct standpoint that due to the fact Markov was out for most of the year, Andrei found himself in a difficult situation when it came to the locker room. His brother left last year, Kovalev the year before, it was easy to see the '' enclave '' mentality this kid was adopting.

Andrei has always had a bit of a Nouvea-Russe mentality in the way he deals with hockey related matters, the old mentality was very coach oriented and players from the soviet block would usually be very moldable due to the coaching staffs being incredibly severe.

The new mentality has players adopt a more '' lone ranger '' attitude, they consider themselves artists and have that temperment too.

What Andrei doesn't get is that Martin isn't the problem, HECK Barry Trotz wasn't the problem in Nashville when Radulov left, but go figure, a guy like Radulov shines with an iron-fisted Patrick Roy.

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