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12-04-2012, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by perry2perry View Post
There was a lot of talk last year of how bad our defense was. Klefbom was far from a lock, he did not look very good in FBK and had been injured. Nemeth had not been good and was called "The worst defenceman in the league" just before the WJC. Klingberg was called "The worst defenceman in SM-liiga" by the finns. The D is on paper as good as last year but it could have been incredible good without the injuries. The key to victory is for some of these guys to really step up and play their best hockey like many did last year.
There were people claiming William Karlsson was no lock last year, coming from Allsvenskan and that he was where he was in the scoring statistics purely because of Broc Little. To them, any player from Elitserien would've been better (Mannberg was named amongst others...).

Some people said that Filip Forsberg was going to be our BEST player before the 2012 tournament. Filip Forsberg was one of our worst players last year. Granted, he was young and there to learn aswell.

Fan opinions are always going to be split.
My view is that our defence looks worse this year. But like you say it's also about stepping up, and this year my view is that our defence is going to have to take an even greater one.

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