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12-03-2012, 09:24 PM
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wings5
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Originally Posted by Czechexpert View Post
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.
Interesting observation, I think Bliznak came over early too though. Jurco still looks to have a bright future atm after coming at 17. Will be interesting to see how it affects the 95's.

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