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11-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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cheerupmurray
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Originally Posted by YARR123 View Post
Dude, the SEL is awesome. Lots of interesting young players, in general a very good quality of players, and the playing is smart and is quite enjoyable to watch. Also seems like there's a good fan culture. In many ways a better league than what we Finns have, even though I like the FEL.

Also what I have noticed is that players coming from the NHL to play in the SEL are rarely dominant, and good stats in the AHL aren't guaranteed to translate to good stats in the SEL.

And like Cilisi said, the swedish secodn-tier league has some surprisingly big names, and I think it's easily the best 2nd tier league in Europe, easily
I wholeheartedly agree with the great second tier league part. SEL has been the european league that have produced the highest amount of NHL-players lately, so it can't be all that bad. What you can notice though is that the league hasn't produced so many high scoring players (in NHL) latelty, Kopitar, Bäckström and Loui Eriksson are those I can think of.

I do however think SEL has been in better shape before (excluding the obvious lockout-year). The level of goaltending is great though.

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