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06-09-2015, 10:19 PM
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Which European league is the best?

With recent news of Auston Matthews potentially playing in Switzerland, and a growing interest in European sporting culture, I've been looking into European hockey leagues. I know hardly anything about them, and I would like to learn a little more, as it seems to be some decent hockey, and it's interesting to look at as a stepping stone to the NHL. I'm trying to gauge what league is the best, as far as competition and player quality goes. I feel as though it is unquestionably the KHL, but again I don't know too much and could be quite wrong. For those of you that follow European hockey, how would you rank the following:

SHL
Liiga
NLA
DEL
KHL
Czech Extraliga

And then beyond that, what is the quality of play like in leagues like the Metal Ligaen, Get Ligaen, Slovak Extraliga, Latvian league, etc. ? Obviously these countries aren't quite as far in their development, but I'm wondering if there is still quality hockey going on.

Thanks to anybody who weighs in!

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KHL

SHL
Liiga
NLA

DEL
Czech Extraliga

EBEL
Slovak Extraliga

That's how I'd see it.

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KHL

SHL
Liiga
NLA

DEL
Czech Extraliga

EBEL
Slovak Extraliga

That's how I'd see it.
That is correct.

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SHL is best then KHL then liiga/NLA

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