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01-02-2013, 09:55 AM
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weklof
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Originally Posted by FiLe View Post
But the Swiss might be well on their way to expand the current elite by one. Though this is something that's been said for the last 15 years... they've been somewhere there, at the step, for all that time, not quite breaking it... yet.
I think what has been missing for them has been truly elite players. They have had teams full of players of high European class, but lacking those truly star players. If Niederreiter, Bärtschi, and perhaps someone more develop into NHL stars, perhaps they can reach the level of Slovakia ca 2006

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