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WJC Squad 2013-14?
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01-04-2013, 06:39 PM
Join Date: May 2010
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The only player not making it due to NHL duties would be Hampus Lindholm IMO. We are VERY deep at forwards this year. Left out are players like Andreas Johnson, Erik Karlsson, Rydahl, Brodecki, Hedberg, Kalin to name a few. Defense looks like a weakness this year too. Hägg should be the go-to-guy with Lindholm in the NHL. The other defenders are good but nothing special, other than possibly late 96-born Rasmus Andersson who's doing very well in SEL-2 already now.
Goalies should be better this year though. With Dansk as #1 and Högberg as #2 Sweden have very very solid goaltending. I guess they will bring the best 95-born keeper as #3 to gain some experience.
Overall, a slightly better team than this year IMO.
Forsberg - Lindholm - De La Rose
Wennberg - Nylander - Collberg
Burakovsky - Crus-Rydberg/Wallmark - Sörensen
Possler - Sandberg - Sundqvist/Zaar/Strömwall/Lindblom
Hägg - C. Andersson
Byström - R. Anderson
Arnesson - J. Bergman
In the mix:
I actually think our defense might be great next year, there is a number of d-men just starting to earn regular spots in SEL right now, give them another year to develop and things might look really good. There is a number of guys that can break out with one more year of experience.
I think our D will look much stronger on paper than the group we have this year. How they actually play in the tournament is another thing.
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