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09-25-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by richardsequalscup View Post
Hate to say it but one of the reasons Valentenko was rated so high is because there are a ton of Russian, Rangers fans in NY and NJ. Russian prospects in our system seem to get rated way too high on this board and a few others. Pashnin is another prospect that is completely over hyped by a lot of our fans.

Rangers are shying away from drafting Russian players. They have drafted only 2 in the last 4 years. Grachev is no longer with the team by his own request.
Actually, I think the anti-Russian contingent on these boards is much larger and more vocal than the pro-Russian contingent.

The funny thing is, in the case of V-Tank and Pashnin, I actually think that they endear themselves more to the fans who are typically anti-Russian. People like them because of the physical element that they bring.

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