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03-01-2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
Based on reality. The CHL leagues are the three top major junior leagues in the world. Even most KHL supporters admit that the level of competition in the MHL is not that high.

The MHL is a very solid league. I have yet to hear a player say they left the MHL because the CHL is better competition.

Russians play in the CHL because its the fast-path to the NHL. And by that I mean learning the NA game, proving the "Russian factor" doesn't apply, not getting tied to a KHL contract, exposure, etc.

Saying that, for Russians, the perceived fast-path to the NHL has historically proven to be the worst path....particularly for forwards.

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