Who is the New "Best Player Outside of NHL"?
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04-08-2013, 04:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Here are some gems from a rather heated debate we had around this time last year. Kind of nice to see that time has proved me right.
This was not answered at the time but to date Huberdeau (a CHL player at the time these comments were made) is leading rookies with 26pts. Conacher (an AHL player last year) is 2nd with 24 pts. Brunner has 22pts, Silfverberg has 16pts, and Granlund has spent a lot of the season in the AHL. If Cervenka qualified as a rookie his 12pts so far would have him in 17th in rookie scoring. Obviously he is not a rookie, nor was he even close to being the best player outside of the NHL last year.
The truth is that the AHL still draws from a much bigger pool of players than any other league beside the NHL. I do feel that Radulov is better than anyone in the AHL right now, but the average talent level in the AHL is higher than any league in Europe.
So for those who don't know Dallman joined a better team this year, still had a fantastic regular season and as of right now as a defenceman is 5th in overall scoring in the KHL playoffs. Not bad for a guy who couldn't be more than a #2 or 3 dman and who can't perform in the playoffs. I guess the KHL experts showed me.
Do you do the same thing when you're wrong?
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