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06-24-2012, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by slovakiasnextone View Post
I donīt have the stats to confirm this, but it seems to me that asides the Americans improving their development system since that time, it also has to do with the lesser number of players drafted as it seems to me that there was usually more Europeans drafted in round 8 and 9 than on the earlier rounds.
It's obviously down to a variety of factors. Shorter draft + stagnation of development in many European countries during the late 2000's. I also believe the mentality of teams is less European orientated. They'd rather take an overage CHL player/NCAA bound player who they can stock away over a European project who is 4-5 years away.

Or simply in Russia's case, many teams don't even have regular Russian scouts. I would be interested to see how many teams have regular Czech/Slovak scouts.

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