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03-21-2013, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
I'm sorry, but you believe there is correlation simply through nationality? Nichushkin and Kozlov were born in what is regarded to be the same state. That is all.

Proven anything? As opposed to all the other top prospects available who have? We're drafting 17/18 year old players based on projections.

The anti-Russian sentiments displayed by so many North Americans is so bizarre and ignorant. If you've watched Nichushkin and are skeptical based on his play, and whether he has the intelligence to go with the tools, fine ... but his passport has nothing to do with how he plays hockey.
The Russian factor: A player could get drafted and say the hell with the NHL, I'll turn pro and stay close to home.

That's what I'm skeptical about.

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