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05-31-2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dats81 View Post
I think he had a 2point game against Russia at the WC, playing on Austria's top line with Vanek, where he impressed the Scouts. And wasn't he linemates with Filip Forsberg in Sweden? Quality players attract attention and their support cast may not go unnoticed when playing their role well...
As long as it's understood that he was the support cast. His shooting percentage took a huge jump this year as well. It's not like Damien Brunner, who dominated the level he was at. We can't really say the same about Raffl not only for Leksands, but in Austria as well. I hope he's a defensive ace, because everything points to high skepticism that he can be a scoring threat at the NHL level. I'm all for pulling guys from Europe, but we seem to really scrape the bottom of the barrel doing so aside from Bobrovsky.

He'll play in the Olympics, so that'll be cool.

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