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09-27-2006, 11:06 AM
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Kveton and Zaborsky, score got dammit score!

Its so important for these latter bloomers that they get a good start. I am also not so sure playing in the CHL always is the best option for Europeans. In some cases its obvious that it was, in some that it wasn't. But often allot of time is spent on just adjusting to the CHL, there is a big diffrence between the CHL and the AHL/NHL.

A forward that learns how to play to score 1.5 pts per game in the CHL, often don't have much use of that in the NHL, unless their is a abundace of skill to back it up. There are many ways to "cheat" in the CHL. In Europe thats harder, at the same time its possible to miss the entire part of whats the game is all about over here...

Maybe I am biased, but there do seem like there are less late round picks from Europe who makes it to the NHL, then it is if they stay at home.

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