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03-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by cheerupmurray View Post
It got to have to do with the following things:

Better talent development a number of years in Sweden than in Finland, especially depthwise.
A lot more importplayers in Sweden than in Finland (which raises the quality).
Teams in Allsvenskan have good income from sponsors, audience and tv-contracts, Mestis clubs don't have the same kind of budget.
14 teams in SM-liiga vs 12 in Elitserien, Sm-liiga clubs have bigger roosters than Elitserie ones (leads to more quality players in the second tier)
Loads of players have reached Elitserien from Allsvenskan which makes it a much more attractive league to play in than Mestis (that don't export the same amounts to SM-liiga).

Sm-liiga was closed for a while which rally hurt Mestis I imagine.

BTW I don't think Allsvenskan is as good as Czech extraliga at all.
Bigger... roosters?

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