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09-02-2004, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by flyersrock1
Germany is not the sad teams of the 90's. They are starting to get NHL players. It use to be the whole team was made of kids from Upper Canada who could not get pass the AHL. Those days are gone.
This I know all too well, but these are mostly players who can't get into the NHL still, and this is still all NHL+ talent. They are keeping the games close, I see this, they will not get embarassed, however the talent is still lacking. They only have 6 NHL players, 2 of which are proven NHL regulars (besides Kolzig). They're getting better, they're not a push over, but they are the 8th team in this tournament....

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