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04-04-2004, 05:48 AM
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Fransson is a great skater that could end up winning the SEL rookie of the year. He's had a heck of a season, but his size could push him down a bit and that he had to opt out last year cause he had some injuries (smart move considering last years draft to this years crop) Tons of skill but not big or physical, and I don't know how serious his prior groin injury is.
Fransson is healthy now, and has been all regular season. In the first playoff game (after less than a minute!) he was hit by former Boston player Peter Nordstr÷m and suffered a concussion, and missed four games. He played in the fifth game but it became the last of the season as Luleň was eliminated.
He is now currently playing with Swedens National Team on the preliminary roster for the World Champs, and that's very impresse for a player of his age. He won't make the final roster, but he has deserved this chance, and it gives him a lot of experience. He has been really good this season, maybe Luleň's best defensemen. Due to his size he is a NHLer IMO.
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