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12-01-2012, 07:56 AM
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that may be true for ritchie. vermin on the other hand is only 20 yeras old. i think he still has some potential left.
Vermin has been a promising Swiss forward prospect for some years now, he was also a part of recent Swiss WJC teams. He may not be NHL material but he has the potential to be one of the better forwards in the NLA and to have a successful career in that league.
He has been progressing steadily with Bern and is having a good season so far, but he also had 20 points in 33 games last season, so right now he is actually below last years ppg. He is definitely not a product of Tavares' presence alone.
Concerning the level of play in the NLA in general I want to mention that the Swiss top teams have been very competitive in recent years when it came to international tournaments. Our teams are not much worse than teams from SEL or SM-Liiga, so Tavares is not playing in some bush league as some might think. But there is a drop-off in talent in every league and the Blue Jackets also weren't exactly the Flyers or Rangers last season.
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