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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Radek Faksa
When hot-shot prospect Nail Yakupov came to North America to play in the Canadian Hockey League, he didn't know English well enough to get around. He leaned on an American friend who knew Russian, teammate Alex Galchenyuk, for translation as long as he could.
"I think if someone wants to go here and they left family from home, it's his dream to play [in the] NHL," Faksa said. "I think it's better for him go here because if he wants to play NHL, it's better him go for CHL and play here."