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06-28-2012, 05:13 PM
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I absolutely disagree.
The AHL is definitely better than the SEL. The AHL is very close to the KHL as far as quality goes. It is much better to develop a player in the AHL where the talent level is relatively high and the game is played on a North American rink under NHL rules with plenty of hitting and body contact.
The KHL is a good option to send a player who needs to develop his skating. It is a very different style of play than the NHL and habits can be developed that just don't work over here.
SEL and AHL are differnet, but quality-wise, SEL is definately better. Don't know how you would argue otherwise.
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