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06-22-2013, 11:08 PM
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My only concern was to why Russia didn't take him to the WJC and no one really seems to know. London is a great program and I think he's progressing very nicely
The Russians generally go with a veteran team. There has also been a bit of a CHL bias in the past, although it has been less evident recently. Yakupov didn't get picked in his age 17 season with Sarnia and everyone knows how good he was that year.

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