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Byline: Rick A. Maese TRIBUNE REPORTER
Russian hockey has become a victim of its own success, says one of the country's most famous figures in the sport.
The best Russian players these days can find high-paying jobs in North America, in the National Hockey League. Forty-two Russians skate in the NHL -- 6.4 percent of the league.
"It's good that they can show their capabilities," said Youri Paramochkine, speaking through a translator on Wednesday, "but it's not too good for our hockey because the younger players in Russia have no one to learn from because the better players have left."
Paramochkine is in Albuquerque to coach his touring Kristall Elektrostal team against the New Mexico …