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12-03-2012, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
On another note, I found it nteresting how the mass exodus of CHL players born in late 80's has produced quite a few national team players though even if they aren't NHLers : Kytnar, Bliznak, Marcinko, Zagrapan, Mihalik, Bartanus, Mikus. Don't know why but it seemed to be the right route for them.
The interesting thing is that, barring Zagrapan, all played in Slovakia in their draft year and came over as 18 year old not year earlier. In many cases Czechs/Slovaks are not ready for CHL as 17 year old needing one extra year home to develop. CHL is right route for many of them but on many occasion they leave one year earlier which hurt their development.

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