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11-18-2012, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by zecke26 View Post
the swedish U20 national team though is often packed with players who already play pro in allsvenskan and even elitserien. so that's not really a surprise.

superelit is not even close to a U20 national team when it comes to talent. simply because the best U20 players usually play pro most of the time.

i think D1 is a good addition for a young player like bodin to play a bit among men, to get ice-time and in his case to remember how to get on the scoreboard.
of course if a player can get loaned to an allsvenskan team that could be better, but i think ice-time and simply playing more games is what counts at that age.
I meant it as a compliment to division 1 that they held up that well, not the other way around. But it does prove something about juniors vs men, even if the former is way more talented the game's about more than talent. J20(SuperElit) talent wise is superior to division 1, but the latter will win for the most part because they're men.

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