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11-20-2012, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by S Bah View Post
Who is Sweden's-RH-Center Viktor Crus Rydberg @ 5'11"-202 lbs he started the season not ranked in the Top Sixty a C/rated player that is now A/rated and 27th overall in November's ISS Top Thirty.Elias Lindholm was supposed to be the next Forsberg is he being overtaken by the fast rising Rydberg,I guess we'll get the lowdown when Craig Button returns from Sweden with his take on the European Top Draft picks in his new list for November.The Final List for 2013's Top Thirty could be quite a change from September 2012-June 2013 and the 1st overall choice could be between six players or more by then.I have a feeling the 1st overall pick could be a Francophone for the first time this millenium,with a half a dozen to choose from another first since the 1900's.
Crus Rydberg might be a riser but I doubt he will go in the top 30. He is not going to get a lot of icetime in the SEL this season. He was a freak of nature at 14, the best player at that age I've ever seen. Then he switched team and his production went down and he was not selected to the national teams anymore. He was apparently not willing to work hard enough. He has bounced back this season though and has looked really good on his junior team and on the national team. He is similar to Lindholm in terms of style (perhaps not as aggressive and physical) but Lindholm is better at everything at the moment. Skating was said to be an issue but that looked just fine the last time I saw him play. The raw talent is there but it would be a big gamble to take him with an early pick imo.

Another guy from Sweden that has been on the rise all season is Alexander Wennberg who scored a hat-trick in Allsvenskan this Sunday. One of the oldest guys in the draft. Playmaker with soft hands and extremely smooth skating, this guy will be a first-rounder if he can keep it up.

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