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03-18-2013, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by J17 Vs Proclamation View Post
The best players from those countries would play in the NHL. There are also numerous organisations in these countries who produce excellent youth players, hence you'd never see one KHL club from either country have "the best talent".
Another misconception by certain poster that Finns and Swedes want to see their best players playing at home. No Finn (well maybe some fans of his former team) wanted Sami Vatanen to play another season in Finland because we recognize that he needs to play in a better league to develop better and fulfill his potential. We want our best players to play in the best league in the world so that we'd have a better national team.

Originally Posted by Jonimaus View Post
SEL pays more than AHL too. They are there to get a shot at NHL. Unless they realize they have no shot at NHL, they'll return to SEL, or whatever league will pay them enough to make them play there. Why would you want the AHL Swede's though? Many of them are barely good enough to play in SEL to begin with, why would you want them? Thought it was the top players you were after.
Aren't most of the AHL Swedes fairly young as well? They have plenty of time to get accustomed to the play in small rinks in AHL.

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