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11-17-2012, 12:45 PM
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A much easier question to ask is how many of the Russian CHL graduates would played in the NHL regularly vs how many RSL/KHL graduates?

It doesn't take too long to realize that most Russians in the NHL are from KHL/RSL development. The only roster NHLers from CHL were Kulikov and Burmistrov, and they are relatively average players in the league. Radulov of course being the wild exception as usual. The rest would be floaters between minor leagues and NHL, spending MOST of the time in minor leagues. So, from the last season only 2 Graduates from CHL played regularly in the NHL out of 24 Russians.

You could also argue that Burmistrov's overall development compared to his peers Kuznetsov and Tarasenko is worse.

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