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11-08-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ozo View Post
All those names, especially Eichel are very good players. Though the only real logic behind those picks to use them on bodies that won't require any sort of compensation which would be the case if would pick a Russian kid. Also this is the reason why Dinamo Riga so easily gives away their picks or use them on local talant when they could easily land somewhat better prospects on marginal Russian youth teams.
Oh, I didn't doubt Reichel and Co. were bad players, but with them being picked far ahead of Ekblad, I had to assume there were different factors than pure ability. The explanation with the compensation necessary for Russian kids explains it, though. Thanks!

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