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05-16-2013, 03:45 AM
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Lindholm video. He's doing things in a professional league we'd be drooling over North American prospects for doing in the CHL.

He's less of a perimeter player than Backstrom, who prefers to patrol the periphery and slow the game down to find his wingers.
Lindholm doesn't necessarily dislike holding onto the puck, but he makes plays with it quicker than someone like Backstrom would (doesn't necessarily slow down the game). He'll crash the front of the net, he'll throw hits more than your average top-6 SEL player, and he's got that same play-making ability in tight quarters that Backstrom/Ribeiro have.

He's much stronger on his feet than I thought he'd be. Likely due to a peculiar wide-stance he has when he skates. If you watch the video it doesn't seem to affect his top speed at all, and if anything it lowers his center of gravity and gives him a bit more immovability while with the puck.

Very interesting player. Most of my assessments regarding his play had been from watching the WJHC. But these highlight packages reveal that the same style of play has transferred seamlessly into the Swedish pro game.

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