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01-28-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jcbio11 View Post
Not everyone adapts well. Stastny came over and was a dominant force in the 80s. Sample size too small in the 80s to make any statements, just like you said, a few guys came over.

How do you explain the explosion of talent in the 90s (and by talent, I mean talent that made it - off the top of my head - Jagr, Hasek, Bondra, Palffy etc.)? Magic?
Not magic, just improved development infrastructure. I would imagine that it coincided with the declining Soviet influence.

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