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11-30-2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
There is no Russian based talent listed either. I find it pretty difficult to believe 2 years out, that no Russian player isn't percieved highly.
As any scouting professional will tell you, when scouting European & Russian players it is wise to always keep in mind two key factors:

1) Many of the best Russian and European players continue to flock to play in the CHL as true draft eligible rookies and just because the list above has an "OHL" or "WHL" next to his name, that does not necessarily mean he is from Canada (see two Russians in the top 30, and a number of Euros).

2) Scouting of Euro and Russian leagues increases ten-fold the year before the draft, not two.

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