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03-02-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cska78 View Post
I don't agree with this. Brylin also by the way got somewhat ruined in NA, he wasn't not a defensive forward he got molded into, when playing for CSKA
As a multiple Stanley Cup winner, I don't think he agrees with that opinion. Brylin by the way isn't the only European forward that turned into a 3rd line two way forward in the NHL, Niko Kapanen was a another one. Perhaps compared to North American forwards vying for the same position, they had better stick handling, offensive awareness and skating while not necessarily match the size. The size was the primary reason they were not top 6 forwards, in addition to lack of consistent scoring ability.

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