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04-12-2013, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Most NHLers are not good enough for the NHL until they are 22-23-24. You draft players at 18, the "lure" of the KHL is always there and it can affect their development. NHL teams don't let Russians slide because they want to discriminate...it IS a factor in getting and keeping the player.
Name me 3 russians that played in the CHL in the last 8 years that had a LEGITIMATE shot at being full time NHLer that bolted to Russia in between 18 and 24 years old

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