March 21, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner (53) is congratulated by teammates after his 3rd period goal against the New Jersey Devils at the PNC center. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 4-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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My Opinion: I like that Matt looks at the Russian factor being players signing in the KHL when their contract is up rather than the common issue of Russian players not having the heart and work ethic to play in the NHL.

Russian RFAs signing in the KHL has been a growing issue in the NHL for some years now. Right now the Columbus Blue Jackets and Vezina-winner Sergei Bobrovsky is going through these problems. It maybe shouldn’t deter a team from choosing a Russian-born player in the draft, but it’s definitely something that will cross some team’s minda.

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