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05-14-2013, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by OiledUp View Post
Yeah, but Klefbom never really produced in juniors either. Also when you look at his play he lacks that high end offensive skillset of an offensive d. Erik Karlsson you could see having all world offensive skill just hadn't figured it out at all. At 18 Karlsson was a stupid stupid hockey player, didn't know his feet from his face. Just goes to show that lack of hockey IQ sometimes is just a lack of maturity.
09/10, FBK J18 and SWE U17 (Klefbom was 16).

The following two seasons he split time between SEL and FBK J18/J20 (except after Christmas 2012 when he secured his position in FBK). I was really disappointed that he couldn't play this season because I do think he is good offensively as well and I thought that this would have been the season to confirm that. I do not think we should expect any offense from him here for the first couple of seasons. He needs to learn the defensive game of the NHL first, and I think he will focus 100% on this to begin with.

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