But anyway this game shows why European players are better at certain things in general and worse at others. You really do not have to be as physical on big ice, but you need to be a good skater.
Yeah definitely. Pros and cons. I think this is what Erixon needs to get used to. Not only is the rink smaller in North America so you've got less time, but you're also facing the best talent in the world which makes it that much more difficult. It's completely reactionary. You don't have the time to think.
I just love the speed at which the NHL game is played. It's hard for that to translate to the bigger ice surface. Just my personal preference.