Swedes in the AHL
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09-21-2012, 04:20 PM
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I agree with Joe that there is a problem and SEL is getting worse every season The real problem would be if swedes got a great reputation in KHL, imagine 100 swedes in AHL/NHL and 40-50 in KHL. Impossible to keep the same quality.
However swedes often are in their prime from ages 25-30. Right now the players in this agespan was born 1982-1986, theese are some really weak agegroups in swedish hockey. In a few years the good really deep agegroups, like for example 1990, 1991 will enter what suppose to be their prime, which I think will add much needed quality to SEL.
The poor prime-aged age groups surely plays a part, and I hope that's the case. I'm just not a fan of "wait and see what happens".
I think the KHL part is inevitable aswell. 100NA+50KHL soon are not outlandish numbers, we're already at ~85+20 and only in the middle of the golden age groups that are coming. Just 10 years ago, we were at 50+change, the rest were playing in Sweden.
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