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01-30-2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by charlamov71 View Post
A player like Landeskog is putting up around 40 points this year, i see no reason to why Silfverberg canīt score 50 points next year if he can handle the transition and is put in a top 6 scoring position. If his game doesnīt translate to the smaller rinks quickly enough he might need some time in the AHL, but he is going to be a solid NHLer in the future.

He is a bit of a "late bloomer" and was never expected to become a high scoring player when he played in the junior leagues, now he is the captain of his SEL team and one of the best players in the league while still improving rapidly.
After he got drafted it was said there are two camps regarding Silfverberg. Some that thought he was destined to be a good bottom 6 player in the NHL and another that thought he had a lot of scoring upside and had a much higher potential. When the Sens scouts were interviewed after the selection they said "offensive player, who's gonna score".

I think he's anywhere from he's a consistent 25-25 type of guy that plays a lot of PK and earns shifts in the 2nd PP. A player most appreciated by his coach...under appreciated the farther outside of his team you get.

He does have that shot...and if his ability to use it translates to smaller rink, he might score a lot. His release is insane. Not a dangler, for the most part not a flashy player....but his puck control appears very good and seems to serve him well with the puck near the net. He's gonna dig and play defense too.

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