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Cujomi 11-04-2011 11:14 AM

Jakob Silfverberg
 
Have any Swedish posters really been watching him closely this year? I'm just curious as to how well he's been doing. I noticed that he's 7 + 7 in 19 games putting him on pace to do better than last year, but I've heard that he's been fairly dominant on the ice and that it's not showing up as much on the scoresheet.

Last year a Swedish poster likened him to Loui Eriksson but a more versatile version. This is a huge compliment and I was wondering if there's any substance to the comparison? I noticed at rookie camp he was easily our best player (better than Cowen, Rundblad, Da Costa and Zibanejad.)

Any info would be great, thanks!

Here's a video for those who don't know who he is. Kid is a great two-way player and has a rocket of a shot (nice release too.)


WJG 11-04-2011 11:29 AM

Coolest name of any prospect.

Redwingsfan 11-04-2011 12:20 PM

Lets get back on topic...

jbeck5 11-04-2011 12:21 PM

good call redwings fan.

I'm also interested to hear from swedes on his play.

David McConnor 11-04-2011 12:22 PM

I have a feeling this guy will turn out to be quite something.

masterandy 11-04-2011 12:24 PM

Sens management is really high on him. Everything has been so positive for his development and I can't wait to see him make the team next year! 14pts in 19gp is not too shabby for SEL.

Does anyone know what kind of ice-time and situations he's getting? PK?PP?

Cujomi 11-04-2011 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lime (Post 38957865)
I have a feeling this guy will turn out to be quite something.

Fingers crossed. If his performance in the rookie camp is any indication he's going to be pretty impressive. I also enjoy him being compared to Loui Eriksson (who is one of my favorite non-Ottawa players.)

jbeck5 11-04-2011 12:25 PM

BTW everyone, by rookie camp, he meant Development camp in case anyone is confused.

In development camp he sure was the best looking player. His release is absolutely retarded.


Cujomi 11-04-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbeck5 (Post 38957991)
BTW everyone, by rookie camp, he meant Development camp in case anyone is confused.

In development camp he sure was the best looking player. His release is absolutely retarded.


Yeah just in case anyone can't connect the dots I do mean development camp when I say rookie camp. Just in case you can't make that connection yourself.

gatosauce12345 11-04-2011 05:17 PM

I follow the sens and I can't remember where but Dorion said he was ready but Silfverburg chose to hone his skills in the SEL for one more year.

Cujomi 11-04-2011 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gatosauce12345 (Post 38970195)
I follow the sens and I can't remember where but Dorion said he was ready but Silfverburg chose to hone his skills in the SEL for one more year.

Yep that was after rookie camp. He looked NHL ready and like our best forward at the camp, but he wanted to go back and play one more year to become a star in Sweden. I think it's great that Ottawa "let" him do it and didn't try to pressure him to stay. I think it gives Silfverberg faith in the organization and creates a good relationship with the player.

Unfortunately I heard he got injured in his last game, but that he had been fairly dominant all year before that which is pretty cool.

Again, he was being compared to a more versatile Loui Eriksson which would just make that pick a home-run.

Pentothal 11-04-2011 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJam613 (Post 38970445)
Yep that was after rookie camp. He looked NHL ready and like our best forward at the camp, but he wanted to go back and play one more year to become a star in Sweden. I think it's great that Ottawa "let" him do it and didn't try to pressure him to stay. I think it gives Silfverberg faith in the organization and creates a good relationship with the player.

Unfortunately I heard he got injured in his last game, but that he had been fairly dominant all year before that which is pretty cool.

Again, he was being compared to a more versatile Loui Eriksson which would just make that pick a home-run.

I'm not just saying this because I'm a Swede and a SEL fan, but I truly believe that Ottawa's patient approach with their Swedish talents will pay dividends. I'm convinced that letting players like Rundblad, Silfverberg, Zibanejad etc hone their skills and become stars in the SEL before throwing them into the big show is the right way to go. Probably my favorite NHL team right now because of that fact (I don't have an NHL team).

It is the best way to develop Swedes IMO. There is a lot of time to learn how to play on smaller ice, a transition I think is overstated sometimes, but the SEL is a great league for Swedes to perfect their "art".

Manny* 11-04-2011 06:15 PM

I really think Silfverberg will contend for the Calder next year.

He shouldn't have trouble adjusting, as he plays a North-American brand of hockey already. He has too many tools at his disposal to not succeed. He skates well, handles the puck well, shoots like a rocket launcher, battles hard, is strong defensively, smart and strong.

He really reminds me of Alfredsson. He plays the same way and has similar strengths. If the Sens have a prospect who could possibly come close to Alfie's level, it's Silfverberg.

zFlea 11-04-2011 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbeck5 (Post 38957991)
BTW everyone, by rookie camp, he meant Development camp in case anyone is confused.

In development camp he sure was the best looking player. His release is absolutely retarded.


Wouldn't that mean it was slow? :help:

Minister of Offence 11-04-2011 07:15 PM

Earned an "A" to start this season, when ex-NHLer Andreas Dackell is out of the lineup, 21 year old Silfverberg has worn the "C". Pierre McGuire likened him to Jere Lehtinen last year likely based on something he heard from a scout, I've heard the mention of Loui Eriksson. KRM one of the Swedish posters likened him to a poor man's Alfredsson only to come back and retract the "poor man's" label as "there is nothing poor about this player".

Head Scout in Ottawa said he's a 3rd line caliber player at the moment and how much he can improve his quickness will determine how good he gets. He's a smart two way winger, that plays a north south game, goes hard to the net, soft hands and has pretty high end shooting ability.

I think the kids on to something sticking another year and becoming even more of a top player in that league before he jumps over. He's made it clear he'll be in NA no matter where they want him to play.

WJG 11-04-2011 07:41 PM

Ottawa seems to have drafted quite a few steals out of Sweden in the last few years.

Silfverberg - #39 in 2009
Lehner - #46 in 2009
Petersson - #109 in 2008
Karlsson - #15 in 2008 (1st rounder, but probably should have been a top 5 pick)

Even guys like Emil Sandin and Fredrik Claesson have put up decent numbers.

jbeck5 11-04-2011 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zFlea (Post 38973243)
Wouldn't that mean it was slow? :help:

Nah, bro. Today, everything means the opposite of what it actually means.

Retarded,sick,disgusting,stupid,wicked etc are all good things now.

Cujomi 11-04-2011 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbeck5 (Post 38977535)
Nah, bro. Today, everything means the opposite of what it actually means.

Retarded,sick,disgusting,stupid,wicked etc are all good things now.

...and camp means tournament. ;)

Pellegrino 11-05-2011 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by masterandy (Post 38957953)
Does anyone know what kind of ice-time and situations he's getting? PK?PP?

Plays at least 1 minute in every PP. Less PK but he plays that too.

bdp 11-05-2011 04:47 PM

I think it was Dorion who said he'll be a top 9 player in the NHL, top 6 if he can improve his first step. That sounds pretty accurate.

bottomofthefoodchain 11-05-2011 08:26 PM

If he was in the NHL now he would have one of the best shots in the league. Sick release, combined with good two-way play, and doesn't mind getting his nose dirty down low and in front of the net.

Pentothal 11-05-2011 10:04 PM

I'm dreaming of a Landeskog-Zibanejad-Silfverberg third line at the World Championships next year. Would be fun to watch... and hell to play against.

Minister of Offence 11-05-2011 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pentothal (Post 39029607)
I'm dreaming of a Landeskog-Zibanejad-Silfverberg third line at the World Championships next year. Would be fun to watch... and hell to play against.

There was a small window of time in January-February last year where I was thinking that could realistically be a line for the Sens in the future :laugh:.

Manny* 11-06-2011 04:08 AM

He has a devastating shot. Just crazy.

I really like his penalty killing ability, too. It surprises me that he's not getting that much time for Brynas on the kill. He's amazing at getting in shooting lanes and pressuring the point men.

TheFatOne 11-06-2011 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pentothal (Post 39029607)
I'm dreaming of a Landeskog-Zibanejad-Silfverberg third line at the World Championships next year. Would be fun to watch... and hell to play against.


and as fourth line...



Klingberg - Lander - Nyquist





:yo:


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