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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SammyT_51</b></div><div>We had great players like Bondra and my beloved Blue Demitra and so on in late 90s and early 00s and also the Stastny brothers.

Yes the corruption has been high in hockey in slovakia for like a decade. To sumarize it basically representatives making shady deals during world championship in 2011, having shady characters and businessmen who know nothing about hockey in functions close to junior hockey and also pro hockey. Making deals for themselves and making profit out of young players and also young talented players were thrown away so that rich kids can play first line minutes and they have zero talent BUT club managers and coaches got money.. some talented guys I know personally as my friends were put on 4th line in their respective junior clubs to make place for spoiled kids. It was like this for a decade and now we have basically a new movement around former players (Satan, Handzus, Visnovsky) who are trying to get it back on and restart it again. I have my own ideas who these gentlemen know (I got to spoke with them when me and my friend got to interview Lubo Visnovsky few months ago) so yeah that was the situation and this meant lack of prospects and stars coming in.. hopefully one day I would be proud of many players in NHL but we are now trying to basically catch train that has twice improved its speed since we got off..

Its pretty sad.</div></div>

Thanks for the response, and sorry to hear that. Demitra was one of my favorites too.
Forum: Armchair-GM16 hours ago
Forum: Armchair-GM17 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LoganOllivier</b></div><div>I don't think every team has a player like Brown. Edmonton has wingers who can produce with McDavid (Anyone can produce with him, he's the best player in the world), and what do they do when they aren't on his wing? Almost across the board, they do nothing. I think Brown playing with RNH would help improve the 2nd line by a fair amount. Edmonton has an awesome top line, a not terrible 2nd line and then two lines that wouldn't make some teams. Deep teams like TO and Tampa would have no place for half of the forwards in Edmonton.</div></div>

What makes Brown special? What qualities does he have that will drive the 2nd line in EDM? What makes him worthwhile to trade their 2nd-best defenseman? I've looked at his transition play (<a href="https://public.tableau.com/profile/christopher.turtoro#!/vizhome/2-yearA3ZPlayerComps/ComparisonDashboard" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://public.tableau.com/profile/christopher.turtoro#!/vizhome/2-yearA3ZPlayerComps/ComparisonDashboard</a>). I looked at his 5v5 production (<a href="http://corsica.hockey/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">http://corsica.hockey/</a>). I've seen how his on-ice metrics compare other wingers (<a href="https://public.tableau.com/profile/bill.comeau#!/vizhome/SkaterComparisonToolv2/Dashboard1" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://public.tableau.com/profile/bill.comeau#!/vizhome/SkaterComparisonToolv2/Dashboard1</a>) I've watched plenty of Leafs games to see what he does. He's nothing special, and if you think he is, then keep him on the Leafs because no other teams are giving up anything more than a middling draft pick for him.
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