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05-13-2013, 06:29 AM
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Also can I ask what really set apart Baertschi and Rattie that made Rattie slide almost 20 positions behind him? Sven isn't a really big kid either, I really don't see what's stopping Rattie from making a similar impact that Sven could make as far as production in the NHL goes.
Bärtschi played a better all-round game. Skated very well, always worked hard, very good playmaking and could score goals.
Rattie had better offensive instincts, but wasn't as skilled and didn't really show as much tenacity which is probably why people made more about his size.
Either way, those who tried to argue that Rattie was a product of Bärtschi were idiots.
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