Thread: Denmark: Danes in the NHL 2013-14
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10-01-2013, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by andersej View Post
Another thing to consider is that for Danish players on the cusp of making it in the NHL, going home is not really an option. They may consider the KHL or even the DEL or SEL - which would certainly be closer to home - but playing in the Danish league is out of the question unless it's a retirement gig. For most other European NHL'ers, playing in their home country is a legitimate fallback option, if making it to the NHL turns out to to be harder and take longer time than one might have hoped.
You are right that playing in Denmark is not an option unless you are semi-retired; but for many danish players Sweden is their "second home", and if you are from the Copenhagen area, then Malmų is only ½ an hour away (they just have to be back in SHL for them to be a real "come-home" option)

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