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05-02-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by brs03 View Post
In addition to icetime (as already mentioned), there's the cultural/language adaptation as well. Plus the smaller ice, although I won't pretend the Q is particularly similar to NHL-style hockey, compared to some of the alternatives.
So Ovechkin was great as a rookie but just think of how much greater he would have been if he had spent the year before in the Q instead? I don't buy that...

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