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That would be nice, but Brynäs have so many prospects so it's almost impossible to remember. Järnkrok, Rödin, Silverberg, Wännström, Rensfeldt, Bertilsson, Ekholm etc... And of course Larsson.
Originally Posted by melinko
Was it completely unexpected for him to play in the senior league and he just played well enough to make it, or was it a situation where he was going to make the team as long as he wasn't a liability.
Larsson and Rensfeldt were supposed to be with the SEL team during the pre-season and were expected to get games during the end of the season, like Calle Järnkrok did last season, but Larsson impressed and simply took the chance. Quite unexpected considering his presence in the team puts one or two a lot more established players on the bench. And for his own part, he'll own a lot more money with a SEL contract than a junior contract, even though he's obviously not a 'big earner' yet.
As for Rensfeldt, who also got a chance to impress, Brynäs allowed him to play a prospect tournament in North America so he seems to be out of the SEL equation, at the moment. Brynäs usually sack a couple of established players during the season, as they get outshined by prospects, so Larsson's role in the team is likely to get bigger and bigger.
i like the focus on offense! Kinda like how i wish Koivu was more focused on offense or could be more focused with different/speedier linemates. I know his offensive numbers would go up if he felt some of the pressure come off defensively.
“It’s obvious just by looking at him that Mikael has got a lot stronger and bigger. His skating is faster and more powerful, and his whole appearance shows how hard he has worked all summer. He has got the eye of the tiger,” HIFK head coach Kari Jalonen said.