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02-03-2008, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Ribban View Post
Why is it that there is such a great amount of Finnish talent who are coming over to Sweden at this point? Are the Finnish clubs trimming their payroll if it doesn't look like they will compete for the play-offs (doesn't make any sense but all I could think of)? Do you know?
That's exactly what's going on. We have this great thing called "closed league" so no one is in danger to go down to Mestis (1st tier league). So, all the teams who've already lost their chances to go to the playoffs are now getting rid of their expensive star-players or players who are not in their future plans. Only good thing about this is that the youngsters are getting more icetime and are more ready when next season starts. But we'll see what happens next season, as they are now opening the league and this new "playout" -system means that all the teams not going to the playoffs are in danger of going down to Mestis.

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