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05-02-2012, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by brs03 View Post
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.


What is this supposed to mean? Living in NA for 2 years would wash some "Russianess" off of him?

Would he have signed for 3 mil cheaper and starting training with Gary Roberts in the offseason?

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