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09-09-2011, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
My response may be overstated. My opinion is that if more and more Russian talent actually comes to North America, its not a good thing in the development of those prospects. Also, the KHL and MHL need a fair amount of time to develop. They can't start at the top. Let's see where things stand 4 or 5 years from now.
It is a shame that North American hockey, "stealing" all the talent in Europe. Look what has happened to Czech and Slovak junior hockey, almost completely ruined. The same might be about to happen in Russia?
Why do you draft Europeans at all? why can`t they come over as free agents to sign for the NHL club they really want to play for? Sign them after they have played a significant role in their home country's top series and after having participated in at least one world championship to their homeland.
Only then they are fully developed and ready to play a significant role and reinforce an NHL team
CHL teams should have plenty of North Americans to take. You have the world's largest talent bank.
North America, you are about to empty the talent banks off European countries. In a few years there will be no more fish in European seas, and European hockey will slowly die out.

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