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01-28-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg View Post
A few Czechs came over (Bubla, Hlinka, Nedomansky being the most successful) and while they were superstars at home, were far less effective in the NHL than in their home countries. They faltered against tougher competition. The Czechoslovak leagues were simply inferior.

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All 3 of those players played very well in North America considering the ages they came over. I mean, Nedomansky was almost a PPG at the age of 35 in a time when many players would have been retired by then.

Or do you think a 32 year old "rookie" should be just as good as a 22 year old rookie?

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