MHL: Russian major junior hockey?
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10-30-2011, 06:15 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Swansea, UK
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Of course the MHL was too new to be the pre-eminent factor in something like the
, but it could well have been a factor that made a difference. Major talents like
, and Kitsyn were playing regularly in the KHL, but the existence of the MHL made it much easier to identify role players like Kalinin, Sergeyev and Voronin who might not be stars, but could help the team win. Without the MHL, guys like that, who wouldn't get ice time in the KHL on a regular basis, could easily fall under the radar. The MHL provides a format for coaches to select prospects who have proven their ability to succeed in competition.
they werent in team Russia
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