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05-02-2012, 06:17 PM
Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
It isn't a culture issue, it's a stupidity issue. If it were cultural, we'd see similar issues with Malkin, Datsyuk, Ovechkin, Gonchar, Anisimov, Fedotenko, etc. Some players realize they are supposed to act like grown men, some don't.
This, absolutely. I'm not even sure whether the cultural arguments being provided are actual insights or just the reputation of what Russian culture is like. Frankly, it doesn't sound all that different from Southern California culture, or that of several metro areas, I'm sure.

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