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04-12-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Radulov and others played junior hockey and left for the KHL at certain times. A team can either lose a player or have his development interrupted. The Habs lost Perezhogin, if he was from Manitoba he may have become a solid NHLer or at least a tardeable asset, they lost him for nothing.
Radulov would be a cancer no matter where he's from. Yes being Russian allowed him to violate his contract but even Russians with less interest in playing in North American than him would be less likely to clearly screw over their team.

And also committing to a big market CHL teams like the Remparts aren't the same as committing to Baie-Comeau. Playing for the Remparts gives you plenty of under the table rewards and allows you to live in a relatively big city; the "commitment" is like claiming a colllege football player cares about education by going to the University of Alabama.

Of course if a Russian isn't good enough for the NHL he's likely to leave, but if that's the case you have more problems to worry about than missing out on the 7th round pick you can get from trading a North American AHLer.

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