Slava Voynov Needed Patience, Perseverance to Make NHL

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Slava Voynov Needed Patience, Perseverance to Make NHL
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When Slava Voynov first arrived in Manchester, N.H., to begin his hockey career on North American soil, he had the good fortune of fellow European Vladimir Dravecky as a teammate to help him adjust to the language and culture. Later, Alex Frolov was a valuable guide. But when they weren't around anymore, Voynov turned to what a lot of foreign players rely on when it comes to learning English: American television.

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