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10-24-2012, 10:52 AM
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Yakushev72
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Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
They were highly touted Russian prospects in Russia, still highly touted in Canada now playing MM and possibly might be eligible for the OHL draft as they are playing in OHL territory. Certainly playing in NA at 14-15 there would be more time to adjust to NA game and culture than a prospect 16-17 no?

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=952419
A 14- or 15-year old is far less equipped to handle all the changes that they will face than an 18- or 19-year old would be. I agree with CSKA - its stupid for any Russian teenager. The best time to come to NA, if that is your goal, is 21-23 years old.

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