European League Veterans NHL Teams Should Be Monitoring

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European League Veterans NHL Teams Should Be Monitoring
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The St. Louis Blues are bringing Joakim Lindstrom back to the NHL, the MVP of the Swedish league this year. Last summer, it was Carl Soderberg who made the leap, and he tallied 48 points in 73 games for the Bruins. Which European league veterans might be next?

The toughest part of answering that question is keeping the list to just 10 players. Considering only those who are at least 26 years old helps a little bit, as does avoiding players whose recent NHL action already has them on the radar, like Leo Komarov and Roman Cervenka.

Don't be surprised if the list includes a lot of KHLers, because that is where the best Europeans generally wind up. That Russian league is of the highest quality in Europe and certainly has the highest-paid players.

Do remember that 10 is a very small number, take note of the additional names mentioned in the slide texts and feel free to use the comments to ask about other players. This list is not ranked and begins in alphabetical order on the next slide. Let's begin!


All advanced statistics are via writer's own original research unless otherwise noted.


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