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03-16-2011, 10:49 AM
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mirimon
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Originally Posted by Hovercraft View Post
seems like he has a contract in Sweden next year

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=5147

Good stats though
It's not only good stats, taken with the fact that his team was unanimously placed last by all experts here in Sweden (and rightfully so, I said to my dad that this season would be terrific for the health of us fans, because every point earned would be great and just staying up in the SEL would really be a job well done, and then some... no pressure whatsoever). AIK gained promotion to the SEL last year, which was a surprise for most people, including me, and didn't go out and spend much money on new guys. They picked up Fasth who hadn't played in the big league before this season though. At the end of the season they managed to sneak into the playoffs and promptly dismissed the 1st seed (and reigning champions) HV71 4-0 in a best of seven series. Fasth has been phenomenal all year.

He is a late bloomer though, he is already 28 years old and goalies usually take some time to adjust to the different styles between European and NA hockey (different angles and such).

Other undrafted players for AIK that's having pretty good years are Daniel Bång (http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=4524) and Christian Sandberg (http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=4526). Bång is a big power forward who has been better than his numbers indicate, Sandberg is a smart center who is really good defensively and plays a lot bigger than his size. They have some pretty good chemistry together actually. Both are of course long, long shots of making it in the NHL though.

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