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07-02-2013, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by stv11 View Post
NLA is his best option for next season, unless he cracks the NHL lineup, which I doubt. I've seen so many hopes get destroyed in the AHL that I don't trust this league anymore.
But the AHL is a lot closer to the NHL than the NLA (at least in terms of playing style and media attention). If he really targets the NHL, he should probably give it a try. There may have been guys that tried the way of the AHL and couldn't succeed, but we also saw tremendous talent stay in Switzerland, just to get overlooked or too comfortable.

There will be Wicks or Ambühls and there will be Niederreiters or Bärtschis. Just as there have been guys like Brunner, Diaz or Hiller that could make the jump from the NLA to the NHL and there have been guys like Sprunger, Stephan, Genoni or (Patrik) Bärtschi that couldn't make it or just got forgotten over here.

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