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01-29-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Pellegrino View Post
As for the young players. I've been on this message board for years and seen so many Finnish prospects getting hyped by Finnish fans, but in the end they actually rarely succeed in the NHL. That's quite a contrast from SEL prospects, who tend to succeed in the NHL more often. That's one of the reason I just can't take this "FEL and their prospects are almost as good as SEL"-thesis seriously. Wouldn't mind to be proven wrong in the future though.
Are you implying that Barkov will be just another bust? After having almost everyone and their brother (not just Finns) hype him? The development of Finnish players has improved in the last few years, the reason why the Swedes have done better in the past is because there were severe flaws in our development system compared to Sweden's. It's better now and the results are starting to show after many thin years.

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