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10-05-2009, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
I don't get how this is a big accomlishment he may be 17 but players like Flaake and others before him were playing in the DEL at the same age and Kuhnhackl is not dominating by any means. I know its a mens league but for being the best young talent from Germany in a long time you'd think he'd be playing in the best league in Germany or at least putting up some better stats compared to some "lesser" German prospects.
You can`t judge a player by his stats. He obviously has something that the other prospects don`t or he wouldn`t be so hyped.

Also, he is playing in the DEL part time, and they dont want him playing there full time because it would hinder his development. They would probably much rather him get top 6 minutes in the tier-2 league than him play 5 minutes a game in the DEL.

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