Tony Hand, British hockey's version of Gretzky?
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12-17-2008, 10:29 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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I have seen both leagues and there is no comparison..... the BHL against the ECHL is like men playing against women......
In its current guise as the EIHL you are correct, however during the Superleague days 1997 - 2003 the league was definitely up to ECHL standard, there were a lot of AHL players in Britain at the time too. Most teams still only rolled out three lives so the depth might not have been as good, but in terms of talent, skill and speed I'd rank it along side ECHL. But your right the current set up in UK is no where near, most imports (clubs are now limited, whereas there were no limits in the Superleague) are CHL quality with a few ECHLers thrown in.
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