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03-25-2013, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by legionista View Post
He's ethnicity is Polish, he was born in Poland, speaks fluent Polish, has dual citizenship, speaks Polish at home w/ his family, has family still living in Poland, chose to play in the Polish league out of all the leagues he could have during the lockout, has stated he would play for the Polish NT if rules allowed it.

However, he learned to play hockey in Canada and developed his skill there. Still he's the most Polish player in the NHL right now.
What would it take for him to play for Poland internationally? Nabokov plays for Russia and he represented Kazakhstan and was not only born, but played all his youth and early pro hockey their too. Why can he change allegiance, yet Wolski can't play for Poland having never represented Canada, despite holding Polish citizenship, being born there and playing some hockey in the country?

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