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04-29-2012, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Stick To Your Guns View Post
I'm Canadian I and I disagree, solely base on numbers. The amount of players who play in Canada compared to those in Sweden is massive. Hockey is also not the number one sport in Sweden, so some of their best athletes don't play hockey. Pound for pound/exponentially etc. Sweden is the best hockey country in the world.
If Sweden was the best nation for hockey player development, please explain to me why 528 Canadian players played in the NHL last season and only 67 Swedish players played in the NHL?

If Canada produced NHL players at the same rate as Sweden per capita wise, then Canada would only have 243 players. Likewise if Sweden produced NHL players at the same rate as Canada, there would be 145 Swedish players in the NHL.

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