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11-17-2012, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by lazerbullet View Post
Frankly, I'm not so sure about this. Datsyuk never stood out in Russia. Skilled? Sure, but so were a bunch of other kids playing Russia. Datsyuk had skill, but he didn't set the Russian League on fire. There is a reason why Hakan was the only one who scouted him. And Russia was well-scouted in the late 90s. Jarnkrok for example, has been far more dominant in SEL.
Hakan wasn't even over there to scout Pavs. He was scouting someone else (forget who) but Pavs caught his attention.

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