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08-29-2011, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by FutureConsiderations View Post
I mean very little by this, but that Bruins scouting group we love to talk so much about took Alexandrov 13 points higher than Lucic. And yes, I know Lucic was projected as a third-rounder, my points are just that the draft is such a crapshoot and the best you can hope for is that "bad" picks like Alexandrov get balanced by lucky later picks.
I thought it was a bad pick for several reasons:

1. the transfer agreement at the time was a mess

2. His lack of English and his seemingly lack of wanting to learn English

3. Russia (proper not the former republics) haven't been producing good or even serviceable denfensmen in recent years. There were a whooping seven D men from Russia in the league last year:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary
Tyutin,Gonchar,Kulikov, Nikitin, Volchenkov,Markov,Zubarev

4. The B's track record with Russians speaks for itself

With all those factors already working against YA to me it was a bad move for the B's to pick him


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