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06-06-2012, 03:40 AM
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cheerupmurray
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There is not so many swedes in KHL really, the major drain to Eliserien is that the Sel-clubs have a hard time signing and holding on to top-euro players, like for example the best euro-finns that used to play in Elitserien. With everyone and their aunt of the swedish youngsters getting NHL/AHL-contracts the league isn't filling up with young talent at a rate that would leave the quality of the league unaffected.

So this leaves Elitserien with a lot of good players, but very few starplayers that sell tickets and entertain the crowd.

There is a whole lot of swedish fringe NHL-players theese days when they decide to give up the dream and return to Europe, lets hope they chose Elitserien (and not KHL like Robert Nilsson and Niklas Bergfors), since this would give the league a source of players of good european quality.

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