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11-20-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by IHWR View Post
I read that as well and actually asked a few people at the draft about it. Apparently, it's pretty common for Russian players to fudge their age and our very own Evgeni Malkin was another Russian prospect that was also widely believed to be much older than he claimed during his draft...some say by as much as two years.

Nothing to confirm this besides multiple people expressing the same thoughts on the subject though so take it for what it's worth.
I heard from my one FB russian friend that Yakupov is actually '91. born, while Grigorenko is '92. I asked about Malkin, he said wouldn't be suprised if he has "fake" birthlist as well.

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