WJC Squad 2013-14?
We start early as usual. WJC soon over. Another great tournament by the swedish boys.
Should be a stronger team than this year if everyone is available. The 94 group has some high end players but also really nice depth which is great because the 95's do not look as good. Also, lots of returning players and a couple of great 96-born guys. Sebastian Aho is my darkhorse for this team, boy can he move the puck well.
I'm not gonna count on Forsberg, Collberg and Hampus being there, but I hope.
de la Rose-Wallmark-Burakovsky
Zaar, Norlöv, Crus Rydberg
Hard to predict where Westlund, Cederholm, Krupic, Hansson, and Andersson junior stand at this point next year.
The only player not making it due to NHL duties would be Hampus Lindholm IMO. We are VERY deep at forwards this year. Left out are players like Andreas Johnson, Erik Karlsson, Rydahl, Brodecki, Hedberg, Kalin to name a few. Defense looks like a weakness this year too. Hägg should be the go-to-guy with Lindholm in the NHL. The other defenders are good but nothing special, other than possibly late 96-born Rasmus Andersson who's doing very well in SEL-2 already now.
Goalies should be better this year though. With Dansk as #1 and Högberg as #2 Sweden have very very solid goaltending. I guess they will bring the best 95-born keeper as #3 to gain some experience.
Overall, a slightly better team than this year IMO.
Forsberg - Lindholm - De La Rose
Wennberg - Nylander - Collberg
Burakovsky - Crus-Rydberg/Wallmark - Sörensen
Possler - Sandberg - Sundqvist/Zaar/Strömwall/Lindblom
Hägg - C. Andersson
Byström - R. Anderson
Arnesson - J. Bergman
In the mix:
I think our D will look much stronger on paper than the group we have this year. How they actually play in the tournament is another thing.
The 95 D's are really good imo, most of them just haven't had a real crack at pro hockey yet. Lindholm, Arnesson, Byström, C.Andersson and Djoos is a good start with the 94s.
Some players that might make it:
Collberg - Lindholm - Forsberg
Wennberg - Nylander - Burakovsky
Zaar - de la Rose - Sandberg
Karlsson - Kalin - Sörensen
Possler - Lindblom (96) (top scorer in WHC-17)
Andersson MIF (96)
I'm sure we will be able to find 8 good defencemen from that group next year. Most of these guys already have a spot on their senior club and could have breakout seasons next year. There's always a few guys coming out of nowhere too.
Here is the Team 19 selection:
1 GK Högberg Marcus Linköpings HC
30 GK Siönäs Ebbe AIK
2 D Lindholm Anton Skellefteå AIK
3 D Hansson Niklas Rögle BK
4 D Djoos Christian Brynäs IF
5 D Lundberg Arvid Skellefteå AIK
6 D Andersson Calle Färjestads BK
8 D Arnesson Linus Djurgårdens IF
28 D Byström Ludwig MODO Hockey
9 F Ljunggren Daniel Brynäs IF
10 F Johnson Andreas Frölunda HC
11 F Gunnarsson David MODO Hockey
12 F Nilsson Ludvig Timrå IK
13 F Törnkvist Tobias Rögle BK
14 F Kalin Mattias Djurgårdens IF
15 F Olofsson Johan Färjestads
20 F Possler Gustav MODO Hockey L
21 F Frödén Jesper Södertälje SK
22 F Zaar Daniel Rögle BK
23 F Karlsson Erik Frölunda HC
25 F Sundqvist Oskar Skellefteå AIK
27 F Sandberg Filip HV 71
Niklas Hansson and Ebbe Siönäs are -95s
Looks like a bit of a try-out roster except for some obvious names. The offense looks hard to play against at first glance.
imo the 95 guys should play the U18 tournament in Jönköping instead, where is Rydahl, Fernholm??
Djoos and Törnqvist out, Rosén and Rydahl in.
IMO, Brynäs wants to rest their young guys, who also have big roles with them. Järnkrok with the big team, Lindholm and Djoos here. Both Järnkrok's and Djoos' "injuries" are undisclosed ones. Probably just fatigue.
Greetings instead creating new thread I thought I would post in this one. Some friends and I are planning on going to Sweden for world JRs this year and I was wondering about using my time as well to check out Sweden. I was wondering about ideas where to visit places to see. Also I am very interested in going to SEL game or games while visiting.
Lindholm - Nylander - Forsberg
Burakovsky - Wennberg - Collberg
Possler - Wallmark - Johnson
Sörensen - De la Rose - Sandberg
Hägg - Lindholm
R.Andersson - Arnesson
Pettersson - Kylington
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