Roster Talk '13 — Sweden
Already a Canada and a US thread, I'll start a Sweden one.
Elias Lindholm - Mika Zibanejad - Sebastian Collberg
Filip Forsberg - William Karlsson -Pontus Åberg
Max Friberg - Victor Rask - Emil Lundberg
Ludwig Blomstrand - Joachim Nermark - Jacob de la Rose
Oscar Klefbom - Jonas Brodin
Tom Nilsson - Hampus Lindholm
Mikael Wikstrand - Ludvig Byström
This is assuming Ottawa lets Zibanejad go. He could be in the NHL.
Anyone know why Rakell isn't in the mix this year?
Friberg is a -92 so he's not eligible. Rickard Rakell is a lock.
-Arvidsson is in the lead of Team Swedens internal scoreboard, 4 games into Lake Placid tourney. I'd be very surprised if he's left out.
Good depth this year.
Rickard Rakell - Mika Zibanejad - Pontus Åberg
Filip Forsberg - William Karlsson - Sebastian Collberg
Jermemy Boyce - Victor Rask - Emil Lundberg
Nick Sörensen - Elias Lindholm - Jacob de la Rose
Eric Nyström - Joachim Nermark - Viktor Arvidsson
Andre Burakovsky - Emil Molin - Michael Schumacher
Jakob Lilja - Erik Karlsson - Max Görtz
Ludvig Blomstrand - Alexander Wennerberg - Gustav Björklund
Daniel Zaar - Linus Fröberg - David Lilliestrom-Karlsson
Oscar Klefbom - Jonas Brodin
Ludvig Byström - Hampus Lindholm
Mikael Wikstrand - Tom Nilsson
Marcus Bohman - Erik de la Rose
Calle Andersson - Simon Karlsson
Jonathan Nielsen - Rasmus Bengtsson
Arvidsson, Froberg and Bengtsson had good camps, so good that I'd have them all on the team right now.
The best possible team as of today would be something like:
If/when Zibanejad becomes unavailable play E.Lindholm as a top6 center, insert Arvidsson on the third line. A lot of guys like Nermark, Lilliestrom-Karlsson etc. will challenge for bottom line spots. Sorensen will be interesting to follow early in the season. I don't think any -95 born will grab a forward spot.
If/when Brodin becomes unavailable pair Lindholm(could become unavailable aswell) with Klefbom and play them as much as possible really. I'm not sold on our defensive depth this year, especially if we lose guys to the NHL, but there are many guys I would label as solid. I'd probably look to add a really good PP guy, felt like that was lacking during this camp.
Sörensen could make the team if he has a great season next year. Odds are against him though, he plays in the wrong league and has not played for the national teams in a while.
I am pretty sure Arvidsson will make the team. He looks like the type of player RR likes and could be the Thorell of next years team. Plays with lots of energy and will.
I also think Emil Molin will have a good season next year and make the team but lots of guys will be competing for the last forward spots, David Lillieström Karlsson is another candidate. Defense is easier to predict if Klefbom, Lindholm and Brodin are available.
I'm guessing Oskar Sundqvist doesn't have much of a shot?
Way to early to predict what the actual lines and such will look like but Joe89, i think, pretty much got it nailed down.
I'd like some of our younger players to make it but that's most likely not going to happen since these kinds of tournaments is often decided by the maturity of the players.
As i said, way to early, but this is the team i'd like to see, assuming Zibanejad and Brodin are not available and my predictions for the different prospect are somewhat accurate;
Forsberg - Karlsson - Åberg"A"
Lundberg - Rask - Collberg
Rakell"A" - E.Lindholm - Görtz
Burakovsky - Sörensen - Schumacher
Klefbom"C" - Byström
H.Lindholm - Vikstrand
S.Karlsson - Bengtsson
If only i was coach...
(we'd do terrible);)
any recent news on the swedish team? pre camps? injuries? surprises? havent heard much just curious.
Will be a camp, but only for the guys going. Brodin and Klefbom are out. Surprises, have to wait a few weeks and see.
Pontus Åberg will not be travelling with the Swedish team, unless someone gets injured.
1. Joel Lassinantti
30. Niklas Lundström
35. Oscar Dansk
2. Emil Djuse
3. Jesper Pettersson
4. Christian Djoos
5. Rasmus Bengtsson
7. Tom Nilsson
8. Linus Arnesson
9. Mikael Vikstrand
12. Hampus Lindholm
10. Alexander Wennberg
11. Jeremy Boyce Rotevall
13. Viktor Arvidsson
15. Sebastian Collberg
16. Filip Forsberg
17. William Karlsson
19. Elias Lindholm
21. Max Görtz
22. Linus Fröberg
23. Victor Rask
24. Rickard Rakell
25. Jacob de la Rose
26. Nick Sörensen
29. Emil Molin
Sweden releases WJC roster
Joel Lassinantti, Luleå HF
Niklas Lundström, AIK
Oscar Dansk, Erie Otters
Emil Djuse, Södertälje SK
Jesper Pettersson, Linköping HC
Christian Djoos, Brynäs IF
Rasmus Bengtsson, Muskegon Lumberjacks
Tom Nilsson, Mora IK
Linus Arnesson, Djurgården IF
Mikael Vikstrand, Mora IK
Hampus Lindholm, Norfolk Admirals
(1 defencemen will be cut)
Alexander Wennberg, Djurgården IF
Jeremy Boyce Rotevall, Timrå IK
Viktor Arvidsson, Skellefteå AIK
Sebastian Collberg, Frölunda HC
Filip Forsberg, Leksand IF
William Karlsson, HV71
Elias Lindholm, Brynäs IF
Max Görtz, Färjestad BK
Linus Fröberg, Färjestad BK
Rickard Rakell, Plymouth Whalers
Jacob de la Rose, Leksand IF
Victor Rask, Calgary Hitmen
Nick Sörensen, Quebec Remparts
Emil Molin, Brynäs IF
(1 Forward will be cut)
Still a chance for Mika Zibanejad also.
de la Rose-Boyce-Görtz
Dansk is already the third goalie, so gimme the dwarf in net.
no Klefbom and Brodin kills them
Sweden U20 preliminary roster
1 Joel Lassinantti 5'9 180 Lulea
30 Niklas Lundstrom 6'2 187 AIK
35 Oscar Dansk 6'2 190 Erie Otters(OHL)
2 Emil Djuse 5'11 185 Sodertalje
3 Jesper Pettersson 5'9 183 Linkopings
4 Christian Djoos 5'11 154 Brynas
5 Rasmus Bengtsson 6'2 196 Muskegon Lumberjacks(USHL)
7 Tom Nilsson 6'0 183 Mora
8 Linus Arnesson 6'2 187 Djurgarden
9 Mikael Vikstrand 6'2 196 Mora
12 Hampus Lindholm 6'2 194 Norfolk Admirals(AHL)
10 Alexander Wennberg 6'1 183 Djurgarden
11 Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall 6'0 176 Timra
13 Viktor Arvidsson 5'9 172 Skelleftea
15 Sebastian Collberg 5'11 180 Frolunda
16 Filip Forsberg 6'2 190 Leksand
17 William Karlsson 6'0 178 HV 71
19 Elias Lindholm 6'0 192 Brynas
21 Max Gortz 6'3 200 Farjestad
22 Linus Froberg 5'11 185 Farjestad
23 Victor Rask 6'2 196 Calgary Hitmen(WHL)
24 Rickard Rakell 6'1 200 Plymouth Whalers(OHL)
25 Jacob De la Rose 6'2 190 Leksand
26 Nick Sorensen 6'1 178 Quebec Remparts(QMJHL)
29 Emil Molin 6'0 176 Brynas
ok, my lines.
De la Rose-Fröberg-Sörensen
The surprises on this team are:
1. No Åberg
2. Linus Fröberg (Will likely be cut)
3. Nick Sörensen (I really like this one)
Also, looks like the Swedish hockey federation is pretty unhappy with Ottawa's decision to not release Zibanejad. They will contact them again but chances are still small.
Where's Åberg and what about Byström?
11 undrafted players, at least five sure to be drafted in the summer though. Cutting 2nd rounders like Aberg and Bystrom is bold but justified.
It sounds like the Swedish federation is trying to grease the wheels a bit with Ottawa, that if NHL play resumes Zibanejad will go back even if it's mid-tournament. Don't think it's gonna help much though.
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