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07-18-2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jordan7hm View Post
The Swiss league is not the SEL. The SEL is a man's league and probably the second toughest league outside of the NHL (KHL, then SEL, then either SML or AHL, with AHL tough to gauge because it's more of a true development league). He looks very good, and his season was remarkable - all the more so when you consider his age. Skills are not going to be the barrier to his success. If Silfverberg fails to be an impact player in the NHL, it will be because of issues external to the game - character, opportunity, inability to adapt to NA (the environment more than the hockey).
You may be right about the skill, but I was referring to the video which shows shots and I was comparing that to the video from that swiss player who also had/has a really good shot. Maybe SEL goalies are better than in the swiss league, but I doubt its by much.

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