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12-08-2012, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Nash View Post
Even Yakupov and Grigerenko were questioned over and over again about playing in the KHL after years in the CHL. Playing in the CHL does not necessarily diminish the perception of the Russian factor. Teams look at a player like Radulov, fairly or not, and factor that in. Tarasenko and Kuznetsov never should have dropped so low, yet neither has played an NHL game, so there is a reason teams may be skeptical. And there are several second line talents at the time of the draft who develop even better that get drafted in late rounds or not at all. This has nothing to do with talent.
Tarasenko and Kuznetsov were playing in Russia, not North America. I don't get how he thought that Galchenyuk chose America because of his draft status. Not when Galchenyuk was playing in America and the #1 was a Russian playing in Canada.

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