Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Erik Nystrom - 154th overall
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06-25-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
I don't follow that, but what were most of the players' status that decided to join the ranks of a CHL team? No top league in their respective country were interested in them? If your interest is really to play in the NHL, what do you choose? The "shot" of playing in the SEL which, again, should mean a 4th line use, or the possibility of playing a top 2 line role in a CHL team? In Collberg's point of view, it's clear, he has a spot. And chances are he'll have a very important spot. But not in Nystrom might be.
One thing is money, he's going to make much more in the SEL then he would in the CHL. Since he's a late birth date that would mean he'd only be coming over for 1 season as well so teams may want to invest in someone that will be around longer. Granted Mikus came over for one year with the Sags but it's more rare to see 19 year olds going the CHL route.

Personally I'd rather see him play in the SEL then the CHL for 1 year.

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