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01-23-2013, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Guy View Post
And signed Gonchar...

The issue at hand is specifically Murray, drafting and Russians. Filatov is a non factor in this discussion.
Filatov isn't Russian or wasn't acquired by Murray ?

The issue is really drafting OR acquiring young Russians because they don't work out to NHL potential for us, but yet, after we decided to trade for Rundblad instead of draft Tarashenko, we still decided to trade for another unproven Russian player in Filatov a year later.

Gonchar was/is already an established NHL defenceman but we haven't given up on Russian players altogether since we just acquired another one last season.

It's pretty much the same thing weather we drafted or traded for the young guy and right now we gave up a 3rd round pick for nothing , it would seem.

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