Originally Posted by doulos
Trying to sift NHL Equivalencies out of varying league is like voodoo and it's difficult to REALLY know how good these players are.
The SEL in particular seems to be very difficult as fans of many of the young guys who have come from that league should know by now.
I'm so sick of hearing about the next "insert Swedish name" to come from that league only to turn into a 3rd line checking forward.
Both of these players are projecting at this point to be quite good, but sometimes people need to lay off of the rhetoric.
HAHAHAHA! You are seriously telling people to lay off the rhetoric? That's priceless!
I don't give a shit about stat wanking. Stats are for Ryan Ma to jerk off to. I watch the players, notice the little things they do and react accordingly.
The simple truth is this: People in NA are mostly clueless about Silfverberg because he never came on to the scene on the regular platforms like WJC and whatnot. That doesn't take away his apparent skill, hockey smarts and work ethic for those of us who are actually watching him. All you have is stat progression hoohaa that mostly doesn't fit into the picture when we talk about semi-late bloomers like Silfverberg.
He's a carbon copy of Loui Eriksson.