Thread: Player Discussion: 2010 WJC Roster?
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01-06-2009, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Garl View Post
My prediction.

I predicted a roster for 2 times.

Last year's prediction result was 16/22. Pretty good I would say.

So, for next year I predict:

Paajarvi-Lander-Klingberg
Tedenby-Josefson-Petersson
Ohman-Gustafsson-Johansson
Eriksson-Lundberg-Bjorklund
Silfverberg

Hedman
Karlsson
Rundblad
T.Erixon
Urbom
Bozic
Ekman-Larsson
Myllari(It's very possible that Hedman will be in NHL next year)

Markstrom
Ericsson


Damn you Garl! I just spent thinking about a 2010 team for one hour, then you show up posting almost the same team as I am . Well, there is a few differences on the complementary players and they are about a wash I'd say...

Realistically Sweden will be a bit stronger next year. The forwards will have about equal strenght. Important pieces like Backlund. Moller and J. Andersson will be gone and replaced with young guns that probably not yet will fill their shoes. But MSP, Tedenby, A.Petersson, Josefson and M. Johansson will all be returning and realistically better than this year. In goal Markstrom will return and should be even better. By now he should be very much ready for NHL. But the biggest difference to this years squad would be the defense. We have four very talented defensemen returning, who all should be better than this year. I think there is a big chance that Hedman will play in NHL already next year though. But we should be better even without him. Ekman-Larsson is a very good defenseman and Urbom & Myllari will provide the physical presence on the blueline we kind of missed this year. Then I made a try to compare this years players to where I think my picks for 2010 would be...

2009 2010

Markstrom < Markstrom
Owuya - J. Eriksson

Hedman < Hedman
E. Karlsson < E. Karlsson
Rundblad < Rundblad
T. Erixon < T. Erixon
Torp - Urbom
S. Erixon < Ekman-Larsson
V. Ekbom - Myllari

MSP < MSP
A. Petersson < A. Petersson
Tedenby < Tedenby
Josefson < Josefson
M. Johansson < M. Johansson
Backlund > Lander
Moller > W. Wallén
S. Hjalmarsson - Klingberg
Ullstrom - Ohman
A. Persson - M. Lundberg
C. Gustavsson - Branholm
Lasu - H. Eriksson
J. Andersson > A. Gustafsson

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