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12-21-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Siberian View Post
Evander Kane and Joffrey Lupul are really good examples that a lot of middle level North American NHLers are not good enough to compete in the KHL. There are many reasons - unwillingness to adapt, lack of toughness for harsher living conditions, inability to increase work output to compensate for the size of ice and pure laziness. Last lockout the same was shown by Lecavalier, Brad Richards who were about subpar in the old Superleague. KHL is a tough league to play.
Well Thoresen was also a mediocre NHLr, but he didnt have any problem scoring in the KHL. I think its just about being used to the big ice, a strong mind etc. Not about skill.

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