Thread: Denmark: Danes in the NHL 2013-14
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09-30-2013, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bank View Post
Real hometown-discount contract. Builds to the image as a team-first-kinda-guy. Although knowing that he properly has to live of the money he makes now for the most of his life you could wish for him to get a little more.
Well both with Frans Nielsen, Mikkel Bødker and Jannik Hansen contracts seems to point to a general trend.
We are OK being paid less than we are worth if we can get longer job security on our beloved team.
So that might make it easier for other Danes to enter the NHL because:
1) We are known to be cheap.
2) We are known to be loyal team-players and want long contracts.
3) We (generally?) don't complain even when playing on lines or pairs more down the system.

So for building a team base, danish players are trending on being every coach dream for starting 3'rd line plugs that can be used everywhere if they pan out.
But with this kind of attitude most danish players certainly have more chance to enter the NHL than a top6 or bust type.

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