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05-31-2013, 06:20 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...

This is true for the qualification to SEL and some of the last regular season games. Leksand seemed to juggle their lines every other game and Forsberg has played on the 1st line as well as the 4th line (which is kind of strange) so he can't be completely credited for Raffls point total (Raffls most consistent partner was Pär Edblom).

Anyway, realistically I see Raffl as a AHL-player to begin the season and in case of injuries he'll get a chance to prove himself in the show.

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