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Paul Romanuk is widely respected for his work broadcasting international hockey over the years. He also stays busy as a successful author of a series of children’s hockey books

Today, NHL Digest published an interview with Romanuk, with questions on a variety of topics.

If you were a General Manager in the National Hockey League and could pick one player who is currently playing in Europe to be on your team, who would it be?

That’s a tough one. Most of the top guys over here have had a shot at the NHL and, for a variety of reasons, decided to come and play in Europe. There are definitely guys who go back - Jamie Heward is one name that pops to mind of a guy who was over here and then went back to the NHL.

Jeff Toms and Hnat Dominichelli are both having big years over here, but are in a position where they’d likely go back on some type of a two-way deal and end up as a fourth-line guy or in the minors making crap money. So they decide, wisely in my mind, to come over here, play on the top line, make way more money and live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Lots more here, with his thoughts on everything from Curtis Joseph’s recent performance at the Spengler, to NHL European expansion.

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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