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06-24-2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
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.
If I counted right than 19 teams including Maple Leafs as Peter Ihnacak is based in Germany but spends much more time in Czech than in Germany(at least scouting).
Plus Robert Kron(Carolina) and Frank Musil(Edmonton) live in N.A. but travel to Europe(including Czech and Slovakia) to scout European prospects.

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