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10-26-2011, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Lainlight View Post
thats bold coming from a finn
In the last two seasons (2009-2011) there has been three finnish rookies in NHL, Laakso, Koskinen and Hartikainen playing 25 games combined, in the same period there has been 28 swedes rookie swedes playing tons of games. So indeed things look a bit brighter for Sweden compared to Finland.

Lets see things for what they are. Out of the 24 swedes that was drafted in 2009, over half (13) of them has allready played a NHL-game. That's actually crazy numbers. It's allready the draft from which most swedes actually made it to a NHL-game all-times with a margin.

When talking about a golden generation though, you got to remember that all is not gold that glitters. Not every single hyped up prospects makes it in the longrun or forfills his potential. I am just happy if there comes out a couple of impact-players from these good agegroups.

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