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11-30-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Yashin for President View Post
Watched this morning on MSG, that will be the last time. If I'm an NHL player in this league I would be furious that if I was still playing in the KHL in December. Crosby and the rest of the stars would be making a big mistake playing there. JT did the right thing playing in a softer league, last thing these guys need is a major injury. For those comparing KHL to NHL, stop. Not even close.
I don't think anyone seriously compares the NHL with the KHL.

The NHL game's speed AND physical play is what makes it so incredibly tough to play in. The fancy plays and points/game comparisons mean absolutely nothing.

Tavares is having fun, nothing more.

I really doubt Datsyuk, Malkin, and other NHL superstars are giving it their all in the KHL and when I see Omark, Brunner, Randy Robitaille, Glen Metropolit as top scorers in those leagues, well, let's just say I'm not impressed.

Having said that, the speed of play, on the big ice, is pretty good. There's just more skating and more free-flowing play, more exciting to watch (in a way) but frankly, the players aren't that good.

The goaltending in the Swiss league seems pretty terrible.

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