Posted by Marty on 14th March 2004 at 20:55 GMT
Posted from 18.104.22.168 (prahaa-4-17.dialup.vol.cz)
In reply to Re: German hockey - European competion posted by Håkan Ljung on 17th February 2004 at 14:24 GMT:
I think its very hard to decise what league in eurobe are the best...in every from top6 leagues are excellent players. But i think best hockey play teams from Czech extraliga, SM liga and SEL, not DEL!!!!! Top quality players are in Russia, but there are large differences between top 5 clubs and other.
I am czech and i cannot believe when I read if DEL is better than Czech extraliga!!!!! Writer had never seen match in Czech. I saw matches in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Sweden league (but in 1997) was very good but DEL (and i see it on satelitte) is HORRIBLE, its not hockey!!! Iam sorry but i must react :-((
AND MY CONTRIBUTION :
I think Europe hockey problem are money. Best players go to America for so money "as 2nd division player" in football. I know, hockey isn´t so popular in GB, FRA, ITA etc., but differences with football are monster!! And Europe need Champions league!!! In this competition can we have big sponsors...
sorry,i speak english only a little, i speak better german :-)