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01-22-2013, 08:41 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeah, even including Khabibulin (probably done), Kovalev (just came back) and Galchenyuk (skates for USA) there are only 29 actual "Russians". The other 8 are Ukrainian, Belarusian, etc.
I'm also not sure Grigorenko or Komorov are going to stick in the NHL all year. The number is really low.
Honestly, it's nice that Americans try not to lump Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia together, but this is not like calling every Asian, Chinese. Those 3 countries were one country and are very culturally similar (especially central (Kiev) to Eastern Ukraine). They all have the KHL option. Still your point stands since there aren't a lot of those guys either. If there's no Anti-Russian bias then this decision was even worse.
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