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04-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
you guys have misunderstood what I was trying to say. What I meant is that because of woeful 90's our players had to play abroad, their kids were born there got the citizenship of corresponding countries and ended up playing for them. I didn't mean the ethnic Russians born in former USSR republics for this thread
It was sad that the 90's almost cost Russia a generation of hockey players. Luckily for them, while others may have wanted to emigrate as well, the hockey players had a marketable skill that could command a great paycheck! Even the powerful CSKA had a hard time meeting payroll commitments in the '90's.

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