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11-15-2012, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by SarcazemKadri View Post
In any market. Leafs to Columbus. If two players are identical in skill sets and potential, the North American player will go before him. Less risk, more marketability, easier for fans to have access to the players development.

When Sundin came to the leafs, he was in his fifth NHL season. He was an established star, with fluent english. At that point it makes no difference.
I mean, I guess if you have two players who are carbon copies of each other? But ultimately you have to have someone ranked 1st. If Barkov has a better season or a team has him 1st on their draft board, he's not going 2nd unles that team is Columbus or NYI
or whoever, in which marketability is definitely a priority.

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