Wasting talent in CHL, evidence
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01-25-2013, 11:39 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Nobody, but seriously some people need to stop talking about these issues so much and starting with some crap anti North American views because the young players want to come over and play in NA.
I find the majority of posters here think it is better for them to stay in Russia and fully develop followed by heading to the NHL (if they want to). Some of the kids leave for the CHL while still being very raw. I think the CHL has benefited some Russian players, I also believe some players may have been even better offensively had they played a while longer in Russia and some players simply left too early for their own good (If they stayed in Russia would their careers have panned out differently? that will always be open for debate).
It is not some Anti-North American Agenda, it is making players in Russia realize that they
stay at home/develop and if they have nothing more to learn in Russia go to North America. It is up to them, it is their career but they need to know that establishing themselves in Russia can be just as or even more beneficial for their career. Right now many young players just bolt to North America as soon as possible to get drafted/noticed by scouts. Some have said that they believe the longer they stay in Russia the less likely they are to be drafted or the less likely they are to play in the NHL. As I have said already, it works out for some, especially those that are quick learners however some leave far too early.
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