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11-26-2012, 12:20 AM
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I think he is trying to show you that the quality of competition is the best in the AHL currently when comparing leagues to the NHL. The European leagues and KHL have larger ice surfaces and not nearly as much physical play because of it. That and there are quite a few excellent players in the AHL right now as well such as Brayden Schenn, Couturier, Sven Bartechi, just to name a few.
Just to show one example of how big a difference size of ice surface makes,
Omark was abimsal in the NHL last season, not to mention the AHL
. He is among the league leaders over in Europe with 39points IIRC.
Are you suggesting Omark was bad in the AHL last season? He had the best ppg on the Barons roster and coach Nelson said "the AHL is too easy a league for Omark". Omark is a bonafide star player in every league short of the NHL. He's even had productive stints in the NHL. Omark is better than he gets credit for, i think he could be like a Ville Leino. That said his value is pretty similar to a Leino when he was with Detroit.
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