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06-19-2012, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
No worries.

I have no issue taking the chance on a Russian if they are head-and-shoulders above a Canadian / American / Swede / etc. of similar caliber and quality.

In this hypothetical, though, I would prefer the Flyers take Subban or Dansk to Vasilevski, simply because they are (basically) certain to eventually play in the NHL if their skill warrants, and are close to comparable in the eyes of most scouts.

If, in contrast, I was faced with the choice of Grigorenko or any forward prospect not named Yakupov, Galchenyuk, or Forsberg, I'd take him without worrying about the "Russian" factor over guys like TT, Gaunce, etc.
If the 'Russian Factor' lets him drop below #10, some team will be VERY lucky (I hope its us...pipe dream I know )

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