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10-21-2013, 08:09 AM
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BraveCanadian
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For reference here is the difference between the late 90s (I believe the peak was somewhere 93 to ~2000) and last year:

Country2012-20131998-99Difference
Canada484551-67
USA220146+74
Sweden6341+21
Czech Republic4451-7
Russia2958-29
Finland3017+13
Slovakia1213-1

I don't see evidence here of a global talent pool that is increasing in time in quality and quantity.

I see here that Canadians and Russians are being replaced by Swedes and primarily by Americans.

Based on tarheels comparison I know these are mostly depth players that are the difference between now and the last generation of American players.

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