Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:14 PM
I don't understand why you dislike swedes.. They are usually stable and down to earth kinda people.. Plenty of ridiculously good players have come from there as well..
Aside from the Gretzky, Lemieux and Crosby I think the most exciting players to watch are often russians.. Malkin, Ovie, Kovy, Datsyuk, Bure, Fedorov, Kovalev, Larionov, Makarov.. the list goes on.
I'm guessing in njdevs89's case, re: dislike of Swedes, it's probably because of Bergfors, Tedenby, and Josefson. At least Bergfors played well enough for just long enough to get another NHL team to think they had a prospect coming to them. Josefson looks like he might have an NHL career, even if it's not a glamorous one. Tedenby pretty much looks like a bust. Always sucks when the first-rounders don't pan out, but it happens.
re: Loki, one year is fine as far as I'm concerned...I think the return on him can be just about anything. Let me see what kind of player he can be over an 82-game NHL schedule...he's never played more than 39 in any given season.
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