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07-10-2013, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by The Great Ones View Post
One question I have is why GMs from teams like ours don't go looking far afield for talent more often. We did it with Belov, but you'd think there'd be more hidden gems in Russia that could be valuable for our team. The majority of the most talented Russian players are already in the NHL, but surely there are other impact players and experienced veterans currently in the KHL and perhaps other leagues.
We can do so much of it especially when the team is so inexperienced..

MacT did go after Raanta hard... Signed Belov, Joensuu, a couple college graduates etc. Drafting Slepyshev was also like finding a hidden gem... Classic case of Russian factor but having 'inside info' into his wishes might get us a solid player for a late 3rd round pick.

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