2014 - Sweden Roster Discussion
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08-16-2013, 01:12 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Sedin - Sedin - Eriksson
Zetterberg - Bäckström - Franzen
Steen - Berglund - Hagelin
Landeskog - Kruger - Silfverberg/Zibanejad
OEL - Karlsson
Oduya - Hjalmarsson
Kronwall - Ericsson
Edler - Brodin
Lundqvist, Fasth, Lehner
The first line is tailor made to put a lot of pressure on the opposing team by spending most of their time in the offensive zone, all these excellent skaters with their great vision and passing abilities as well as scoring abilities should be a treat to watch on the big ice. They are probably the guys who needs to get the most ice time, especially if we're down by a goal and need to score. Obviously killer line up for PP aswell.
The 2nd line has 2 excellent two-way players up front in Zetterberg and Bäckström, and 2 really solid D's with great chemistry who showed what they're capable of in the Playoffs this year. Should be a tough line to play/score against.
3rd line is really about as good as it gets for a 3rd line on a Swedish national team. Steen is such an underestimated player, for some reason it just seems like a lot of Swedes don't even know or realize how good he really is. Anyone who doesn't have him in their top 9 should seriously reevaluate their $hit and get it together.
Berglund is probably the best center available for that line.
Kronwall and Ericsson, solid pairing for a 3rd line, with some good chemistry there aswell.
The 4th line is all about accepting and executing their role as a checking line, with limited TOI, some PK, and just play solid D with speed and grit.
Lundqvist should be a lock even if he'd have a bad season. If he's healthy he's starting, basically. Fasth and Lehner battles for the backup. Enroth, Lindbäck and Markström could also challenge for a spot.
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