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10-05-2012, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
1. Higher level of competition in the KHL vs CHL.
2. Russian prospects come to NA primarily to make it clear to scouts/teams that they want to make the NHL, not because the CHL is necessarily a superior league to develop in.
That doesn't mean automatically that he would have developed into a far better player than he has now. There have been elite Russian prospects who stayed home in Russia and didn't come to the CHL and now are nothing more than fringe players back home.

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