2014 - Sweden Roster Discussion
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05-23-2013, 04:45 AM
Join Date: Apr 2004
The WCH's probably will have an impact on the Olympic team.
-Gustavsson played really well, got to know the big ice and the coach.
-Louie Eriksson played well with the Sedins. If it weren't for him, I previously thought
would have been an excellent fit with the Sedin's. Now I am not so sure if he is the best option. Especially BÅG seemed to live with the impression that the Sedin's needed a sniper. That is insane. They need i) someone who goes to the net and opens up ice in the attcking zone and ii) someone who can pick up loose pucks/rebounds, and iii) preferebly a right hand shot. Burrows is a very good fit for them, and Steen is as close to Burrows as we have in Sweden. The Sedin's absolutely does NOT need a player like Weinhandl who loves to sneak around along the perimeters of the attacking zone and fire the puck.
-The balance of the team. I've always been a fan of 4 even lines kind of like Hardy used. But the Sedin's showed that some players must get more ice time, and that there might be a value in playing some players alot more than others (even if its not necessary for depth reasons).
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