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01-22-2014, 09:42 PM
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Hunter Gathers
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger View Post
Finland is not part of Russia and it takes under an hour to fly from Stockholm to Helsinki (figuring in the time difference it actually takes under a minute). I don't see why it would be so hard for the organization to scout players there.
Probably has to do with the mediocre state of Finnish hockey. There are only 22 Finns in the entire league right now. Six of them are goalies. Only four skaters currently in the NHL have been drafted in the last five years.

Edit: Wait. Nevermind. Only two Finnish skaters currently in the NHL were drafted within the last five years.

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