Would you be wary to spend a high first rounder on a Russian?
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06-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Columbus, OH
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Haven't had great luck with CANADIANS either.
We've had some crap Americans too.
And splitting hairs among racism, stereotyping, and cultural superiority is irrelevant. The fact is that we're 0-2 on highly drafted Russians. I don't thinks that should be a factor going forward, but if someone feels differently about that, I understand. That doesn't make them racist. I presume they are pragmatically deciding that the real opportunities outside the NHL available to Russian players make them a riskier bet for NHL teams. I think that's a reasonable position.
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