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Originally Posted by Bolt32 View Post
Apparently as the story goes. Yzerman wasn't planning on drafting him. He thought of him as a first round talent, but the Russian Factor was some what scaring him off. Kucherov approached Yzerman and said "I want to play in the NHL." He just wants to develop in Russia.If that's the case, then I would expect him to be an NHLer...A pretty damn good one at that. I would rather Russians Develop in Russia anyway as a personal preference.
Also, Vladislav Namestnikov's(TB first round pick) father is one of Kucherov's coaches so Yzerman talked to him following the first round selection and the cemented his selection.

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