Thread: Prospect Info: 2012 Prospect Thread III
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04-28-2012, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
I think Coyle has more offensive upside than Larsson does. I haven't been able to picture Larsson ever being in our top six yet with guys like Granlund, Coyle and Zucker probably getting their shots before he does.
Might be true, personally I don't know Coyle good enough to tell and it's hard to compare the SEL with QMJHL. But to put Larssons season in perspective, I've listed a few other Swedish players (with varying offensive upside) below and how they performed in the SEL at the age of 19. I don't think Larsson is a natural sniper, but he does have a lot of offensive upside. He also carried his own line this season and could probably have scored a lot more if playing in the top line (as he only did occasionally in the end of close games and in the finals), as suggested by his many power play points.

If he could only take the shot more often than seeking the passing alternative I think he has a lot more to show. Hopefully Landeskog (235 shots in his NHL rookie season) can teach him some in todays game against Russia...!

Johan Larsson 36 (12+24)
Henrik Zetterberg 34 (20+14)
Loui Eriksson 14 (5+9)
Linus Omark 17 (8+9)
Henrik Sedin 47 (9+38)
Daniel Sedin 42 (16+26)
Nicklas Backstrom 26 (10+16)
Alexander Steen 15 (5+10)
Patric Hornqvist 34 (23+11)
Michael Nylander 28 (11+17)
Kristian Huselius 3 (2+1)
Daniel Alfredsson 20 (12+8) (div 1)

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