Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

WIIM Radio Special Edition: Euro Trip 2015

  • Broadcast in Hockey
Winging It In Motown

Winging It In Motown

×  

Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Winging It In Motown.
h:547551
s:8099295
archived

As you already know if you listened to WiiM Radio this week, I had the great pleasure of talking to Patrik Bexell A.K.A Zeb over at Habs Eyes On The Prize this week about the Red Wings European prospects. We could only fit a small portion of our chat into the podcast but we covered so many interesting, informative, and funny things, that I didn't want you to miss out.

So this week we have a bonus Prospect Report that covers:

 

  • In depth discussion about Axel Holmstrom and Christoffer Ehn, what kind of players they are, what roles they have on their teams, how they're developing and growing, and how Axel Holmstrom is an extremely lovable guy.
  • How the SHL and European Leagues compare to North American development leagues. Are the European leagues better at developing NHl ready prospects than Canadian Juniors and what some of the advantages are to letting kids develop in a men's league across the pond.
  • Will we see NHL teams utilize European leagues more in the future the way they currently use their AHL teams, sending excess players to Europe instead of the AHL?
  • And more!

If you're interested in reading more about the European leagues, their rankings, and some of the benefits of prospects developing in them, Patrik mentioned a couple articles you can check out in full.

What do you think? Should NHL teams use European leagues for more prospect development? How much do you already love Axel Holmstrom? Let us know what you think of this special rinkside chat, and if you have any questions, Patrik will be around to drop more knowledge.

Comments