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05-03-2012, 02:10 PM
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Who cares about hockey cities, it's hockey in general that's important :/

And what is a hockey city anyway...? formulate for me please, lol.
Apparently it has something to do with the amount of pizzerias.

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Apparently it has something to do with the amount of pizzerias.
We are a hockeyfamily, doesnt matter wich country players come from, we have to focuse on countries who wanna be in there with us ,and help them produce players also.

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Left off plenty of good, youngish Swedes too.

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Holy crap, Karlsson and OEL on the same D line is crazy.

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Sweden's been a hockey nation I've always liked (I actually have them as my 2nd favourite hockey nation behind Canada). They are a great nation and look to be good for the foreseeable future.

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I would like to see Countries put together 18-19 year old house league teams, the best houseleague players from all over the country and have a tournement. Thats the most accurate way to look at who is the better hockey nation, instead of taking the cream of the crop (where Canada wins most of the time) you take the averages joes and see which nation produces the best "average" players

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I would like to see Countries put together 18-19 year old house league teams, the best houseleague players from all over the country and have a tournement. Thats the most accurate way to look at who is the better hockey nation, instead of taking the cream of the crop (where Canada wins most of the time) you take the averages joes and see which nation produces the best "average" players
Would be nice, but Countries will just lie.

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I'd just like to say that the list that the OP has presented is nothing special. Most of those guys have potential, but have proved really nothing in the NHL.

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Country of 9.5 million (1/3rd the size of Canada) produces a prodigious amount of talent? There have always been great Swedes in the league, but the new generation is staggering.

Forwards:
- Landeskog
- Zibanejad
- Backlund
- Hagelin
- Johansson
- Eriksson
- Josefson
- Forsberg

Defensemen:
- Karlsson
- Ekman-Larsson
- Larsson
- Runblad
- Edler
- Hedman
- Erixon
- Klefborn

Most of these players have potential star status in the NHL (some are already well on their way). Not to mention Markstrom, Enroth, Lehner & Lack.

Also, why does Norway not produce much by way of NHL talent?
Sweden is also dominant in music and many other fields & businesses.

Maybe it's because of the 21 hours of sunlight & the "midnight sun" effect

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