Thread: Switzerland: Swiss hockey players in NHL/AHL
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12-29-2008, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by koh19 View Post
IMO, he's ready to play. The only thing that might bother him is his size but he doesn't mind hitting, in fact, he'll often lay huge open ice hits. Skill wise, he's ready.
skill was never the main problem with swiss players in NA. skill and skating were always strengths of swiss players. size and grit were what held most swiss out of the NHL. and sometimes maybe the will to play NHL at all.

the question with ambühl is: is he willing to work his way into the NHL while maybe even playing in the AHL for a few weeks/months and ending up as 3rd liner or would he rather stay in NLA, being one of the best players in the league and also leading the national team?

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