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Originally Posted by hirawl View Post
European hockey has long since passed NHL hockey when it comes to systems and the tactical side of play.

I agree it's a simple game though.
European hockey is more tactical due to the larger ice surface, putting less emphasis on physical play.

That makes tactics and coaching more important, and is also the reason why top notch European coaches would have hard time succeeding in the NHL (see: Alpo Suhonen).

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