I can't help thinking that european talent development is in a pretty bad shape overall right now, while at the same time Canada and USA is in great shape. If things continues I guess we will see a league with a fewer and fewer players from Europe. Inspired by the "world vs NA" thread I tried to put together a u-24 team for NA and one for Europe to compare how strong they would be. It really became obvious then that it is a serious drought right now with talent from Europe. There where a huge amount of excellent forwards and great d-man to choose from NA, and hardly any at all from Europe So this is the teams (players born 1987 and younger) feel free to make better ones. Theres probably plenty of better options. NA u-24 Price Reimer Ryan-Crosby-Giroux Tavares-Stamkos-Kane Lucic-Toews-Stewart Skinner-Duchene-Kessel J.Johnsson-Doughty E.Johnsson-Letang Staal-Pietrangelo Europe u-24 Rask Pavelec S.Kostitsyn-Kopitar-Grabner Frolik-BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m-HÃ¶rnqvist PÃ¤Ã¤jÃ¤rvi-Berglund-Voracek Hanzal-Anismov-M.Johansson Hedman-E.Karlsson Kulikov- N.Hjalmarsson Sbisa- Ekman-Larsson When it come to d-men it's just scary, theres simply very few options among the europeans born 1987 and younger playing in NHL. The only category where europeans actually had a decent group was the goalie potition.