Flyers draft selection #196 -- Joacim Eriksson -- G -- Brynas Jr/Sweden
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06-21-2008, 01:13 PM
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From Elite Prospects:
A butterfly goaltender that saves right. Eriksson has very quick reflexes, moves well side-to-side and has also good hockey sense. Eriksson has very quick reflexes, moves well side-to-side and has also good hockey sense. Decent size and covers the net fairly well. Decent size and covers the net fairly well. Has the ability to virtually stand on his head and make those huge, game-winning saves. Has the ability to virtually stand on his head and make those huge, game-winning saves.
Also, the funny Swedish to English translation Google offers:
A butterflymålvakt picking with the right and is an athletic goalkeeper with a good grundskolning. Eriksson har snabba reflexer, är relativt storväxt och har förmågan att göra riktiga "idiotmatcher", där han tar precis allt. Eriksson has quick reflexes, are relatively tall and has the ability to make real "idiotmatcher", where he just takes it all.
"Idiotmatcher"=Niittymaki in Atlanta!
Sounds promising, taking the approach of drafting a couple goalies lower and giving them plenty of time to develop sounds good to me despite my protest at passing on McCollum who went to Ken "midas touch" Holland and them.
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