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05-26-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by slovakiasnextone View Post

Well, thatīs 5 16-17 olds who either already are mostly playing somewhere abroad or are planning to in the near future. Also even if they were available, they canīt even be sure that by the time theyīre ready for the KHL considering their age, Slovan will still be in the league. Seems really pointless, why not just pick older players who are actually interested in playing in Slovakia and might actually be interested to play for Slovan in the near future.
I think it's not totally bad strategy. They picked basically the best Slovak prospects on the board. Some of them won't make NHL (it never happens that 100% is successful). They keep their rights until some age higher than recent one (right?), so they can land them when they return from NA or something like that if I'm not mistaken.

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