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#100 Malte Setkov, 6'6" Lh Defenceman

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06-28-2017, 05:32 AM
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Flamesnation mention him in a pre-draft article about late round defenceman targets.

You can find it here.

"The big Dane has been a surprising piece of the Malmo U20 team, finishing third in defensive scoring, and the second youngest of all regular defencemen on the team.

He’s been described as a very calm, very smart defensive player. Despite his hulking size, he’s known to be a quick footed and controlled skater. Although his offensive game is still quite limited (not featured on the Malmo powerplay) and his shot quite weak, he contributed mostly through smart break out passes and excellent play reading.

Setkov is likely a long-term project player, which makes him a smart choice in the later rounds. He still has a few pounds to add and could use some professional experience before he ever comes over to North America. But he’s definitely a smart pick to make in the sixth or seventh round. Perhaps one of the more underrated prospects in the draft."

Author: CHRISTIAN TIBERI

I hope it is OK with the author that I post it here.

Note: He became part of the Malmo powerplay in the later part of the season (2017), so the article is not completely correct.

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Not picked in CHL import draft.
He will continue to develop overseas.

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I don't see any real reason for him to go to NA at the moment. The things that he need to focus on can easily be done in Sweden. He is playing on a good junior team, and he may get a chance to train with (or even play on) the Malm SHL team if he develops satisfactory.

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Not picked in CHL import draft.
He will continue to develop overseas.

Could have been a pretty good move, to force him to play more physical, than he is now.

His skating is very good for a player his size, but he does have problems with the footwork in small areas as most players his size. That part would also be challenged much more in WHL or OHL than in Swedish J20 SuperElit.

Plenty of good reasons to make that move to North America.

No doubt he is picked solely on the potential brought about by his size, but he still needs to develop what to do with this size. It's mainly to just be a bump in the ice he uses the size, so he needs to turn in more direct physical play to make the size more useful.

Offensively he is not of much use as of now. But let's see if he might be able to develop this down the line. He makes sound decisions with the puck in his own end and can make a nice outlet pass. He doesn't try to force anything flashy, so he pretty rarely makes those big blunders with the puck. You will want to play him as much as possible in his own zone. (=3rd line D).

Only small issue in his own end is that he tends to watch the puck a bit too much, so he sometimes misses the opposing player's movements on the blind side, because he doesn't take enough small moments out to check things out aroud him. But maybe he will get better at this - again: I think this would have been a thing he would be forced to develop more in OHL/WHL. It does put him on the wrong side of players now and then, but generally he plays well in his own end defensively due to the size and good skating.

All in all: I understand the choice, although maybe it could have waited a couple of rounds. The potential is there due to the basic toolbox, especially the size combined with the absolutely decent skating.

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No doubt he is picked solely on the potential brought about by his size, but he still needs to develop what to do with this size. [/QUOTE]

Actually IMO, he wouldn't have been picked just for size if he didn't skate well. For the most part, the 2 traits , size & skating ability, went hand in hand this draft. I agree with the rest of your analysis - supposedly he has a decent shot too

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Actually IMO, he wouldn't have been picked just for size if he didn't skate well. For the most part, the 2 traits , size & skating ability, went hand in hand this draft. I agree with the rest of your analysis - supposedly he has a decent shot too

What I mean is, that without his size his skating wouldn't be interesting at all. It's not like he skates particularly well for a 6'0 player. So what I meant by that particular sentence is that it's the size that makes his NHL-potential. Had he been a bad skater, of course the size wasn't enough So like I said in one of the other sentences it's the combo of size and very good skating for his size that does the trick. But he needs to play to his size - not to his skating

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What I mean is, that without his size his skating wouldn't be interesting at all. It's not like he skates particularly well for a 6'0 player. So what I meant by that particular sentence is that it's the size that makes his NHL-potential. Had he been a bad skater, of course the size wasn't enough So like I said in one of the other sentences it's the combo of size and very good skating for his size that does the trick. But he needs to play to his size - not to his skating
I also like that he made such a huge leap last year. Let's not forget the 3rd trait = his abundant character!

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Who was that massive prospect we took several years ago that got people all riled up because of his size?

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Who was that massive prospect we took several years ago that got people all riled up because of his size?
6'5 Mike McKee ?
6'5 Kadeykin ?
6'6 McNulty?

or...


does it go as far as 2005 draft and Johan Ryno ?

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