Listen Here, Darcy.

June 20, 2010 at 10:21 am | Posted in Buffalo Sabres, Lars Nicklas Backstrom, Players, Thought-provoking Stuff | Leave a comment

In The Buffalo News today, there’s an article about how the Sabres dislike drafting Europeans.  Now, there are some perfectly legitimate arguments made in this article.  There’s definitely a risk today with young Europeans who want to stay at home or want to sign with the KHL.  I’m not disputing that at all.

But one of the examples is Dennis Persson, who played in Sweden for a few years before heading over here.  Okay, I get it, you want to get use out of your picks.  But you know who else stayed in Sweden for a year before coming over to the NHL?  Lars Nicklas Backstrom.  Yes, that’s right.  And in my humble opinion, he turned out okay.

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