Ethnic Russian players playing for the others
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04-22-2013, 11:34 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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the amount is staggering without trying too hard: Barkov, Yashkin, Malgin, Starkov, Trukhno, Levandovskiy, Bykov, Krutov, Galchenyuk, Patzold (sp) and counting....The 90's really cost us the talent pool as well.
Let's stay with the facts.
Galchenyuk is an ethnic Belorussian and Pätzold is an ethnic German.
Nonetheless obviously the 90's had this effect. A lot of players and coaches and just non-hockey ppl moved out of Russia taking their kids with them or the kids were born outside Russia. Every case is different. I know my kid would play for Russia in a similar situation if he'd become a hockey player, but different parents handle that differently and it's their right to do so.
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