Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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I agree the Russian factor is overblown. I remember there were even "concerns" about Kulikov despite him playing in juniors over here. There is definitely a North American bias with drafting. It's funny how everyone was hesitant to take a "risk" with Taresenko, and now everyone would love to have him. Skill is skill. Doesn't matter where it comes from. And I can't think of any examples of highly touted prospects where they didn't come over.

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