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12-08-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bluesfan94 View Post
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
Normally, I would strongly disagree with you, but Galchenyuk is a special case. He has so many ties to the US, and lived there for so many years as a kid, that he would likely be considered an exception to the rule. The only other Russian I can think of who was a similar prospect with ties to the US when he was growing up is Viktor Tikhonov, and he plays in the KHL.

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