2012 Kvalserien | Rögle promoted; Timrå defends SEL berth
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03-15-2012, 05:27 PM
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The difference between Allsvenskan and Elitserien isn't that big anymore. Especially between Timrå, which is by far the worst team in SEL, and the best teams in Allsvenskan. I'm not saying that they're equal but the difference isn't as big as it used to be.
There are plenty of players in Allsvenskan that could, and have, gone straight from Allsvenskan to Elitserien and made an impact on their team.
it was just a matter time that the change in swedish youth program will not only produce more elite talent (rise in NHL drafteed), but also produce much better depth. the skill level in allsvenskan is getting better each year. the same can be said about some allsvenskan clubs and their professional work. växjö is a good example on how to improve the whole club, although they need to find a way to not rely on foreigners completely in the future.
but for swedish hockey it's pretty amazing that allsvenskan is improving so much, because i can't tell another european country that is able to two leagues of this quality so close together and therefore have a great promotion/relegation system.
and maybe is this the year when karlskrona and their hockey crazy fans finally promote to allsvenskan too. that can only be a good thing for the league.
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