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05-23-2012, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sokil View Post

traditionally players go to the sokil or ldinka or whatever school was in kharkiv, then either try to get on sokil or flee to the VHL (zherdev/babchuk were sokil-2 before going to elemash, zubrus was druzhba-78, gaiduchenko was with Ldinka before getting scouted by Yaroslavl)

or you get teams like the SVSM / SDUSOR type schools, Sokil-2, and what have you playing in the former Major League, only getting like 20 games in in a year. First League? 2 games. That's not how you develop players.

Have some teams where kids can get some consistent training and games in, with a chance to make the PHL, and slowly but surely things will come along
Would have been nice if Babchuk, Zherdev and Gaiduchenko would represent Ukraine internationally. Would give a real boost to their NT. I heard Gaiduchenko wanted to go to Yaroslavl for next season, but he hasn't signed there yet. Could Donbass be a second option or does he want to stay away from Ukraine?

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