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05-02-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
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...
I didn't say it applied to every prospect, but it certainly diminishes the "Russian factor," which is also a much more serious consideration now than it was when Ovi was drafted.

I don't know what type of impact it would have had on Ovi, him living in the US or Canada for a year or two before jumping to the NHL. The hockey probably wouldn't have been as good, but the non-hockey might have been better.

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