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01-03-2013, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by who_me? View Post
demographically, all those countries, like the rest of Europe, are dying (so to speak). They'll have a smaller and smaller pool of talent to draw from in the future.
Huh, why?
I can't quite see why would example Finland and Sweden do any worst in the future. For Finland it seems like we have hit the rock bottom and are now coming back with promising, young talent pool. Sweden of course has been constantly growing great players on the younger age groups.
To me the only reason for Finnish hockey to see major decline would be if football finally would take the country in storm. Though in Sweden, like rest of the Europe, football is number one and swedes seem to do just fine.

EDIT: I hope you are not talking about economics btw (Fox news much?). Countries were hockey is popular is the growing part of Europe in population and economically.

Last edited by Tissotti: 01-03-2013 at 05:24 PM.
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