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02-23-2013, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Cujomi View Post
Alfie was still in Sweden at Silfverberg's age and wasn't a ppg player there. Not even comparable to the dominance that Silfverberg put up there. Silfverberg's 21 year old season in Sweden is also better than Forsberg's 21 year old season in Sweden. You act like Silfverberg wasn't utterly dominant in the SEL before coming over here.

Again, it's obviously very optimistic to think that Silfverberg will ever become as good as those players (though I think he can). However is we're basing it on their relative performances at the same age? Silfverberg is as good if not better than most of them.

But the comparisons are difficult too. Silfverberg isn't a high end draft pick that was expected to be as good as he has become. He has shown the ability to adapt and constantly improve at every level. It's impossible to a put a limit on that kind of player at this age.
Alfie had 61 points his first season in the NHL, and had left the SEL as nearly a ppg player. They are comparable even though Alfie was somewhat more of a late bloomer.


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