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03-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Ishdul View Post
No, but I always question the causes for reduced effort. I really doubt it's guys just being not wanting to be there instead of guys who are gassed/conserving their energy or players who are more temporarily absent minded. I also think it's a more a difference from a full-on psychotic level effort to a regular good effort.

The implication I get from this thread is that we're asking "who doesn't fit the Lazy Russian stereotype" and I'm of the mind that it's a fabrication.
I'd say it's because of cultural differences and adjustments. People who are not comfortable in their surroundings tend to be less assertive. You often see this among N.A.'s in the KHL too.

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