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09-16-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by NuxFan09 View Post
It's the 2nd best league in the world. Success in the playoffs there is a much better indicator than success in the playoffs in the OHL, something lots of people are basing their praise for Horvat on.
Why?

Success in the KHL playoffs has little bearing on the NHL playoffs, different rink, different style, most KHLers are unlikely to ever lace up skates in the NHL (VKW knows the stats, there are 30 Russians in the entire NHL).

Neither are good indicators of NHL playoff success, hell, NHL playoff stats aren't a very good indicator of future playoff success either.


Success in the KHL playoffs means nothing to the NHL, same as OHL success...for me its about player type, and Horvat type players have better success in the NHL playoffs....it's his style of game. I'm not trying to say VN can't or won't impact NHL playoff games, because he can and likely will, it's about the totality of said impact.

Scoring in the playoffs is great, but if you're getting outscored or -14 while going PPG, the impact saws itself off.

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