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[#12] Voting -- HFStars 2012 Top-20 Prospects -- [#13] Discussion
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08-03-2012, 07:34 AM
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His previous SEL team, Frolunda, is known to be somewhat reticent in giving young players much responsibility and you can imagine how that would be magnified in the case of a freewheeling offensive D like Klingberg. Jarmo Kekalainen (famed St. Louis scout) of Jokerit recruited him to make the jump to the SM-liiga.
Our Finnish/Swedish posters can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think broadly speaking, it's true that more Swedes speak better English than Finns.
Klingberg's brother Carl had a falling out with Frolunda the same season as well. He was ultimately traded ... to Timra IIRC ... to finish the season. The falling out was over playing time.
John Klingberg said that situation had no impact on his, but you'd imagine there was at least some motivating factor to move on.
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