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10-14-2011, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by WhisperInTheWind View Post
By the way, what do you guys think of the recent uprising of youngsters in the Sm-liiga? Are the new players flat-out more talented and mature than before? Or has the league weakened? Although I think that the emphasizing of invidual skill in youth hockey is starting to produce results, I wonder if the clubs are trying to repeat the success story of HIFK&Granlund. It seems like many GMs of Finnish clubs have figured out how powerful marketing tools young and talented homegrown players are.
How was Granlund Homegrown?

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