Posted by Håkan Ljung on 4th May 2006 at 15:46 GMT
Posted from 22.214.171.124 (pc-79-57.svc.UU.SE)
In reply to Norwegian Elite League posted by CanadianHockeyGirl on 4th May 2006 at 12:30 GMT:
Firstly, this is a fan forum, so we are not professional experts here. I do believe player agents who have wide spread web of contact are the ones you could ask about these matters.
The league levels in recent years change quite fast and it does not take long before any rankings are out of date. But I dont think Norwegian leage is better than the Swedish second division league. I would say Allsvenskan is a bit better.
The Danish national team are playing on World Championship Elite division level and Norway is in division 1. The best Danish players are often playing abroad. I really dont know which one of these two nationleagues who actually are the best.
But I do know Denmark have a higher goal and ambition with their icehockey than Norway. The Danes are improving a lot for each year who pass by. The club coaches in Denmark are much better today than than they were five years ago, both in coaching as well as training players technically and psyically. Swedish icehockey federation have helped Danish federation much in this area, in order to give good coaching education to Danes league coaches. I believe Danish coaches are today clearly better than the Norwegian coaches. As league level concered Denmark has a brighter future.