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02-23-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by EastCoastNiner View Post
Nope, not at all. I just went back and read some on the Kovy rumor threads, and the stereotypes are there. It has nothing to do with Don Cherry saying that, as many people here say the same exact thing. It's not everyone, but it's a large amount of people.

If your concerns were over his cap hit (which they were because I just looked at a few of your posts about him), that's fine. I never said YOU had those views about him, but to deny that many did is foolish.

It's a similar mentality to those that don't want a finesse type player because it doesn't fit the "Big Bad Bruins" mold that you see spewed all of the time

You see it time after time, and I'm not just talking about Russian players in this situation. If someone isn't "tough" and hard-nosed, many turn their own nose towards them because they don't fit some outdated mold that people have in their head, the same mold that didn't win a cup for about 40 years.

Again, I'm not saying your views were that he was a soft Russian, but those were the views of many, not named Don Cherry.
The "Russians are lazy" thing is so overblown. And anytime a Russian player gets criticized people, like you, instead of debating the merits of the criticism, just say things like, "Oh you only say that cause he is Russian."

How about this? You can be a Russian hockey player AND you can be lazy. You can be a non-Russian hockey player AND you can be lazy.

The claims that they are all sterotyped is so exaggerated that I see it falsely thrown around, like in this thread by you, about 100 times more often than I see someone actually say "Russians are lazy."

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