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    Andre Burakovsky

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    February 9, 1995 —

    And here we thought that there are two Jewish hockey dynasties in the making. You see, it has been reported that there are two Jewish NHLers whose fathers also played in the league.

    There is Eric Nystrom, a ten-year veteran, whose father, Bob, was a star with the Islanders in the 80s. And then there's Andre Burakovsky.

    Burakovsky is a promising rookie with the Washington Capitals. He is an Austrian-born Swede with supposed Russian Jewish roots. His father, Robert, had a journeyman career that spanned the world and also included one year in the NHL, with the then-awful Ottawa Senators.

    So, with all this Jewish generational prowess in hockey, what's next? Pigs flying? Cats befriending dogs? Priests attending synagogue? Jewish golf dynasties?

    Oh. Burakovsky has denied that he, or either of his parents, is Jewish. It just looks that his grandfather was. So...

    Did someone say, Jewish golf dynasties?

    Verdict: Barely a Jew.

    February 6, 2015

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