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12-08-2012, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Yakushev72 View Post
If a Russian kid played in the CHL and was drafted in the first or second round, then yes, you're probably right. But if they are drafted in the 6th or 7th round, I doubt that that's true. If they are drafted in late rounds, they're probably headed to the AHL, and Russian kids have another option now. That's why they call it the Russian Factor.
I don't think Galchenyuk would have been drafted any later than he was because he was Russian. That's what the original statement alleged

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