Viktor Stalberg + Marcus Kruger = _______ ?
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02-21-2012, 09:53 PM
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When Zetterberg was 20, he scored 46 points in 47 games with Timrĺ. A team that missed the playoffs, and were Zetterberg was the lone bright spot.
When Krüger was 20, he scored 31 points in 38 games with Djurgĺrden. A team that made the playoffs. A playoffs were Krüger was one of the better players as the team made it to the finals.
Will Krüger become the "next Zetterberg". No. But why not give the guy a chance to at least establish himself as a NHL'er, before declaring him to be a bust or trade him.
The problem, as I see it, is that Krüger was brought over a bit early. He had a down season in Sweden and was brought into the tail end of the NHL regular season and the playoffs. He would probably have benefited most from playing 1 more season in Sweden.
I agree that he has been mishandled, never said he was a bust and I didn't introduce the Zetterberg talk into the thread.
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