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02-19-2012, 10:02 AM
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http://www.silversevensens.com/2012/...lfverberg-says

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I know that many of you would have wanted for him to not go back to Sweden for this season. Jakob gave an explanation to why he chose to do so in an interwiew recently.

"It's a big step to take," he said, "and I didn't feel mature enough to take that step. I needed this year to make sure I'm ready for it and now I'm sure. Im ready."

To the question if he would return to Sweden next season if he got sent to the AHL he answered, "No, my goal is to play in the NHL, if Ottawa thinks I need time in the AHL to reach that goal, thats what I'll do."
Apparently his standards to be NHL ready included:
1. Be the top winger in the SEL
2. Wear the "C" for a contender
3. Wear an "A" for the national team

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