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Russia features some good, second-tier talent for 2014 draft

 
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12-12-2013, 03:00 PM
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Russia features some good, second-tier talent for 2014 draft


After having eight players selected during the 2013 NHL Draft, a decrease from 11 during the 2012 selections (three of them in the first round: Nail Yakupov, Mikhail Grigorenko, and Andrei Vasilevsky), Russia might see a rebound in the number of recruited players as the class of ’95- and ’96-born players is very solid and most likely better than the ’94 group.



That being said, a lot of leading players from the ’96 class opted to play in North America (Ivan Barbashev, Anton Lazarev, Ivan Nikolishin, etc.), therefore leaving Russia with less leading players for this age group.… read more



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