Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Sebastian Collberg - 33rd overall
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06-27-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
IMO the SEL is a terrible developmental league for NHLers. They are notorious for burying young talented kids on the bottom lines with untalented linemates while giving them very limited minutes. Compounding the problem is the game is very passive and is played on a larger ice surface that keeps the puck far out of quality scoring zones for extended periods of time.

Loyalty is a commendable trait but if GM's had their way every one of these prospects would be playing in the CHL or NCAA.
It such a terrible development league that nearly every single Swedish NHL player of note has spent at least a full season playing in it (and those that didn't played in the league below it), while Gabriel Landeskog is the only Swedish former CHL player to have had an actual impact in the NHL.

It is a professional league, just like the NHL. And just like in the NHL players have to earn their spots on the team.

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