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guyzeur 01-06-2013 09:20 AM

Is Mikael Wikstrand NHL ready?
 
With what I've seen during the WJC I think he can play with the Sens next year.

If we would redo our 3 months old prospects ranking, he would move from the 30th to 9th on my list.

If we had an NHL ready list for our prospects, I would rank Silverberg 1st than Lehner and him equal for 2nd place.

I like him a lot.

BonkTastic 01-06-2013 09:23 AM

No.













... No.

Orange Thunder 01-06-2013 09:26 AM

Nope. I like him too, but it's a little early.

CanadianHockey 01-06-2013 09:27 AM

I'd like to see him play a year in the SEL before he comes over. That said, he's made good progress this year, and the lockout has certainly helped his development by exposing him to some NHLers in Allsvenskan.

Fitch89 01-06-2013 09:34 AM

He's going to need at least a year in the AHL. Why rush the kid?

guyzeur 01-06-2013 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonkTastic (Post 57175573)
No.


... No.

You're my favorite, simple man using simple word. ;)

Are you guys telling me that Ek, Rundblad were more ready to play in the NHL than MW?

He has so much poise and hockey sense that he could play in our top 4.

Ouroboros 01-06-2013 09:36 AM

I recently contemplated posting a troll lineup with the third defense pairing being Wikstrand-Sdao but I guess I've been outdone...

18Hossa 01-06-2013 09:36 AM

:facepalm:
just no.

source 01-06-2013 09:37 AM

AAAAaaaaaaaaahahahahaha

Powdered Toast Man 01-06-2013 09:39 AM

Well, at least he's better than that bum Zibanejad. :sarcasm:

Fitch89 01-06-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyzeur (Post 57176057)
You're my favorite, simple man using simple word. ;)

Are you guys telling me that Ek, Rundblad were more ready to play in the NHL than MW?

He has so much poise and hockey sense that he could play in our top 4.

remind me how that Rundblad experiment worked again? Just because it has been done in the past doesn't mean it should be tried again. :laugh:

guyzeur 01-06-2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fitch89 (Post 57176317)
remind me how that Rundblad experiment worked again? Just because it has been done in the past doesn't mean it should be tried again. :laugh:

Remind me how the EK experiment worked again?

source 01-06-2013 09:44 AM

Guys I think Emil Sandin is NHL ready.

The Waffler 01-06-2013 09:47 AM

WHAT?

No.

BonkTastic 01-06-2013 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyzeur (Post 57176403)
Remind me how the EK experiment worked again?

Well, we waited a full year after he was drafted before thinking about giving him NHL games, and even then he needed an AHL stint. That's how the EK experiment worked.


... so if we're following Karlsson's path, Wikstrand shouldn't be considered for an NHL role until next year, with the very likely possibility that he spends part of the year with Bingo... and that's comparing our 7th round pick to the reigning Norris trophy winner. If you want to compare him to almost anyone else on earth, he needs more time.

Also: Wikstrand hasn't even played a single SEL game yet, let alone the NHL. He hasn't even made it to the "big leagues" in Sweden yet, let alone the best league in the world.

Let's give the kid some room to breathe.

TheOriginalSilf* 01-06-2013 09:54 AM

Like I've said before: Wikstrand hype train is going a bit too far a bit too early.

guyzeur 01-06-2013 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BonkTastic (Post 57176743)
Well, we waited a full year after he was drafted before thinking about giving him NHL games, and even then he needed an AHL stint. That's how the EK experiment worked.


... so if we're following Karlsson's path, Wikstrand shouldn't be considered for an NHL role until next year, with the very likely possibility that he spends part of the year with Bingo... and that's comparing our 7th round pick to the reigning Norris trophy winner. If you want to compare him to almost anyone else on earth, he needs more time.

Also: Wikstrand hasn't even played a single SEL game yet, let alone the NHL. He hasn't even made it to the "big leagues" in Sweden yet, let alone the best league in the world.

Let's give the kid some room to breathe.

People can't read:

If you read my OP, I mention that he could could play in the NHL next year, same as EK - one year after he was drafted.

Are you talking about that Karlsson which game was full of holes when he started?


From another thread:
Quote:

Originally Posted by danishh (Post 57176029)
lundin out.

i'm betting on benoit being brought up for that 6-spot and 2nd PP QB duty, though ceci making the team is an alternate option.

If MW was drafted in the first round we would not be having this discussion.

If you look at both players Wikstrand is more NHL ready than Ceci. Ceci could not even be chosen for Canada.

Wikstrand was Sweden their number one guy. Ok maybe because of injuries but still he was their go to guy against the best opposing players

BonkTastic 01-06-2013 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyzeur (Post 57177057)
People can't read:

If you read my OP, I mention that he could could play in the NHL next year, same as EK - one year after he was drafted.

This is true: apparently I can't read. :laugh:

Still a no for next year, though.

The Waffler 01-06-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyzeur (Post 57177057)
People can't read:

If you read my OP, I mention that he could could play in the NHL next year, same as EK - one year after he was drafted.

Are you talking about that Karlsson which game was full of holes when he started?


From another thread:


If MW was drafted in the first round we would not be having this discussion.

If you look at both players Wikstrand is more NHL ready than Ceci. Ceci could not even be chosen for Canada.

Wikstrand was Sweden their number one guy. Ok maybe because of injuries but still he was their go to guy against the best opposing players

WHAT?


No.

OgieO 01-06-2013 10:19 AM

I think No, and I think I'm right to say it but I guess crazier things have happened. Meszaros came up really young and was fine. Wikstrand is playing at a high level and doing well, so I guess its possible, but I think he'll need another year (after this one) of development before he seriously contends for our roster.

sg58 01-06-2013 10:21 AM

No. No he's not. He'd be absolutely atrocious if put in the NHL right now and I say that with the warmest of sentiment towards the player.

topshelfie 01-06-2013 10:21 AM

He's at least 2 years away, likely 3 maybe 4+.

Qward 01-06-2013 10:23 AM

Yes
jk

OgieO 01-06-2013 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyzeur (Post 57177057)
People can't read:

If you read my OP, I mention that he could could play in the NHL next year, same as EK - one year after he was drafted.

To be fair to those that misunderstood, your title seems to be misleading. The title asks if he is NHL ready, and that's the first thing we read so not surprising that so many people took it that way.

danishh 01-06-2013 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OgieO (Post 57178017)
I think No, and I think I'm right to say it but I guess crazier things have happened. Meszaros came up really young and was fine. Wikstrand is playing at a high level and doing well, so I guess its possible, but I think he'll need another year (after this one) of development before he seriously contends for our roster.

mezzy played in the WHL though.

transplanting wikstrand from the 2nd-tier swedish league to the NHL seems like a bad idea. A really bad idea.


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