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08-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
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You are entitled to your opinion and I am entitled to mine. My opinion is based on going to hundreds upon hundreds of AHL games and watching close to 100 DEL games. IMO a team of quality veterans on a team built to win games will beat a team of prospects on a team that is design to develop talent rather than win games.
I just clicked on a random DEL team (Ingolstadt). They have a few good AHL vets (Ross, Motzko, Reich) and a lot of obscure German players. The average AHL team still carries a few veterans but they are filled out with mostly legit prospects to the NHL. Would Derek Hahn really be a good AHL player? He made the jump from the CHL to the DEL and lit it up. Similarly, Brian Roloff, a 4th line nobody on Portland 2 years ago (4 goals) went to Augsberg and led the team in scoring.
That's just a quick look using stats. I'll still take the word of Chris Taylor and Terry Martin.
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