2014 - Sweden Roster Discussion
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05-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
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I don't disagree with your ranking per se, but it is definitely problematic that the second
D on that list is
overall... And that only 3 of 20 D's are right shooting.
We will have two lines on this team that is designated to spend a ton of time in the attacking zone cirlcing the puck. Both these lines are run by left handed playmakers who frequently comes out of the right corner with the puck. On top of it all, these lines will have a shortage of right shooting forwards.
And we can't dig up two right shooting D's to put on the right point???
Its ridiculous if we can't do that. Just like Danielsson on the right PP point was extremely effective with the Sedins -- they need a right shooting D there 5 on 5 too.
And if Bäckström plays with Z, you just must have a right shooting D on that line too (and preferbly Erik Karlsson too).
2 of those 3 right shooting D's (Erik Karlsson/David Rundblad/Adam Larsson) must IMHO be on this roster...
When you throw Rundblad's name out there against guys like Enström and Edler, it's just not worth it. Adam Larsson is on the bubble though, so if you're choosing between two equal talents you could favor the rightie.
Fun fact: Sweden has had two right-handed Olympic defensemen in total since 1994. Fredrik Olausson in 2002, and Mange Johansson in 2010. The 2006 gold team had none.
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