European Club Team Rankings

In quite impressive fashion, [url=http://www.hockeyarchives.info/top.htm]hockeyarchives.com has released their ranking of the top 250 European club teams.[/url] The rankings are based on both the 2005-2006 season as well as previous seasons' performances in both league play and interleague play. The rankings help paint a portrait of which Lightning prospects are playing for top level franchises and which have latched on with lesser clubs: The top 10 are: 1. Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS) [b]2. Ak Bars Kazan (RUS), Dimitri Kazionov[/b] 3. HV 71 Jonkoping (SWE) 4. Karpat Oulu (FIN) 5. Frolunda Goteburg (SWE) 6. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (RUS) 7. Avangard Omsk (RUS) 8. Slavia Prague (CZE) 9. Farjestad (SWE) [b]10. Linkopings (SWE), [url=andreas-holmqvist]Andreas Holmqvist[/url][/b] And the rest of the Lightning prospects: [b]17. Khimik Mytishchi (RUS), [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] and Alexei Glukhov 23. Dynamo Moscow (RUS), Albert Vishnyakov 35. Ceske Budejovice (CZE), Marek Posmyk 38. Ilves Tamperre (FIN), [url=riku-helenius]Riku Helenius[/url] 48. Hannover Scorpions (GER), Sascha Goc 54. Ambri-Piotta (SUI), Eero Somervuori 64. HK MVD Tver (RUS), [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] 79. Vityaz Podolsk (RUS), [url=alexander-polushin]Alexander Polushin[/url] 93. HC Vsetin (CZE), Jan Zapletal 123. HK Riga (LAT), Raimonds Danilics 125. Khimik Voskresensk (RUS2), Pavel Sedov 130. Torpedo Nijni Novgorod (RUS2), Dimitry Bezrukov 175. Lipetsk (RUS2), Ilja Solarev[/b]