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10-12-2006, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyprincess View Post
Andrei Markov has the extent of an accent that Alexei Kovalev has, basically remnants. Sergei Samsonov sounds like an American. He has no accent at all!
I remember not long after Samsonov came over here there was an article about him in the hockey news yearbook talking about how his wife is American I think and how Samsonov was only speaking English away from the rink. When you've been somewhere long enough and you stop speaking your native language the accent tends to fade. Sergei Brylin from the Devils had all but lost his accent within 2 years of being in America, but if you talk to him now it's back, strange.

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