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10-07-2012, 02:57 PM
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SBraun
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Originally Posted by Braden Carlzner View Post
Allsvenskan is not exactly a much worse league. There are teams in the league (possibly Leksands) that are good enough to be SEL teams, but can't be because they just miss out. The two leagues are connected in that teams move between the leagues depending on how good they are. So being a top team in the Allsvenskan isn't something to just push away.

Plus, Forsberg played very well against top SEL teams in Pre-Season.
Leksands has been trying for years to play its way back to the SEL, but can't manage to because it can't beat the worst teams in the SEL, whichever ones they may be in any year. Maybe next spring will be the one in which Leksands manages to move up, but right now they're stuck playing in HA.

As a result, Forsberg plays most games against teams that are not as good as the worst SEL teams. If he gets a lot of ice time, and especially power play time, he has much more opportunity to score than any junior on an SEL team.

Pre-season? What do preseason games, with all their roster shuffling and try-outs for both teams, show in any league? I don't know about the rest of Leksand's pre-season, but Brynas completely shut down Forsberg (0 pts) and Leksands (0-5) in their preseason game.

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