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03-09-2011, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by B Boarding View Post
Ekholm should be a 7.5C at this stage. I'm having a hard time to believe that whom ever made this list have seen Ekholm play this year. Not only did he put up an extremely impressive season in the SEL, but he also did very very well in his international play with Team Sweden. I hold Ekholm higher than Calgary draftee Erixon as a prospect at this stage.
You're right that his international play is important confirmation of the strides he's made in his development. Mid-season tourneys like the Karjala Cup are ignored (or unknown) in North America, but after watching a couple of Ekholm's games in that tourney, I came away extremely impressed. If he indeed plays at the World CHampionships, as expected, hopefully he gets the attention he deserves.

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