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04-20-2011, 03:12 AM
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This is just an example, one never knows what happens with players but it is still interesting.

One could compare with Victor Hedman (one year older and one year ahead in NHL; much bigger fellow but ok), he got 0.49 PPG in SEL his last year there. His first year in NHL was 0.27 PPG.

Erixon got 0.45 PPG in SEL this season, with the same development he would get 0.25 PPG. That is better than Tanev, Rome, Ballard but trailing Bieksa's 0.33.

In other words, there is a possibility that he might crack the lineup on the bottom pairing.

With that said, Hedman is more talented and one could expect him to develop better. They also got different frames, but both are two ways and did put up similar points in SEL. But the environment with the Swedes at the Canucks (particularly Edler) and the much better organisation in Vancouver compared to Tampa I would say that he could pan out as another nice move by the mastermind Gillis.
However, you have to include that..

Hedman was 17/18 in his last year in the SEL.
Sebastian Erixon was 21 this year in the SEL.

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04-20-2011, 04:11 AM
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Sebastian Erixon

Apparently the cunucks have signed Timrås best offensive defender Sebastian Erixon. It sucks that he couldnt stay. How big are the odds that he will get icetime in the NHL?
I dont really have any ide how good the canucks defenders are. I know Edler and Ehrhoff are very good but they are the only one i can name without google

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04-20-2011, 04:12 AM
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Didnt see that it was a thread about this already......

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There is a thread here on the signing: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=905795 so this will probably be merged.

We have spots open right now for next year but some of the defensemen will likely be re-signed. Ehrhoff, Bieksa, Salo, and Alberts are all UFA free agents.

For next season, we have signed:
Edler - Hamhuis
Ballard

Then we have a #7 guy, Rome signed. My guess is Erixon will compete for the #6 spot with Chris Tanev, a 21 year old Dman who played well for us this year in 29 games.

Can you tell us anything about him? Strengths? Weaknesses?

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04-20-2011, 04:21 AM
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However, you have to include that..

Hedman was 17/18 in his last year in the SEL.
Sebastian Erixon was 21 this year in the SEL.
Indeed, Hedman is very likely a better player at say 30, it is not that I am saying. But compared to the Vancouver roster Erixon still might be an upgrade to at least Rome and Alberts (Tanev is a prospect and probably on the team next year). Ehrhoff, Alberts and Salo could all be gone next season. Bieksa is an UFA too, but I doubt the Canucks let them all go.

Possibly D 2011//12:
Bieksa/Ehrhoff - Hamhuis
Edler - Tanev
Erixon - Ballard

Rome
Lee Sweatt

Could be weaker than this year, but if Tanev and Erixon pans out in a good way then it might be status quo without even drafting any D-men. I think it is safe to say that the Canucks can focus on drafting forwards for the next season, certainly as the goalie situation is so good.

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He is not very big but he is a great skater. He is an offensive deffender who often likes to go from one side to another with the puck, and not just that. He likes to skate with the puck alot. As can be seen at Timrås first game this year when he goes around the net and shoot.

http://tik.hockeyligan.se/ > Just scroll to omgång 1 - Timrå IK - Frölunda 6 - 2.
(First game)

Sebastian is number 50.

01:20, He gets the puck and go around the net, turns around shoot and Pärsinen scores on the rebound.
Also, take a look at 01:53, here he socres a goal.

Now, go to game 8, "omgång 8 - Timrå - Skellefteå".

01:43, nothing spectacular bet he makes an assist.

01:55 - He makes an excellent pass, skates from one side to another, gets the puck, goes to the net and scores.

The bolded parts are very "typical" erixon. As you can see he creates both chances with his sakting.


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04-20-2011, 09:28 AM
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Why can't we just enjoy a prospect for being a prospect on this site? Why do we have to pencil every guy we sign into the lineup ASAP?

Erixon will not crack the top 6 next year. I feel like I shouldn't even have to say this.

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04-20-2011, 09:41 AM
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The Timra website says he is 5'7, the SEL says he is 5'10 and eliteprospects says he is 5'11.

So which one is accurate?
5'11 is the correct number. His length on timraik.se was just a typo nobody bothered to fix (i think it was set to 170cm, he is 180cm = 5'11 tall)

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Yep, adding prospects without giving anything up besides a contract spot is usually a solid move.
Believe it or not there's people here who will end up complaining about that even.

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180 cm? That sounds huge!

Metric never really did take off like it was supposed to in Canada did it?

Think I'll grab me a 15.24 centimetre meatball sub for lunch today...

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Why can't we just enjoy a prospect for being a prospect on this site? Why do we have to pencil every guy we sign into the lineup ASAP?

Erixon will not crack the top 6 next year. I feel like I shouldn't even have to say this.
No time to read this post, too busy making a meltdown thread about how they could give Bieksa's roster spot to an undrafted Swedish rookie

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180 cm? That sounds huge!

Metric never really did take off like it was supposed to in Canada did it?

Think I'll grab me a 15.24 centimetre meatball sub for lunch today...
What if I told you you could get a 30.47 cm for just 5 bucks?

Five.

Five dollar.

Five dollar thirty point four seven looooooong.

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Why can't we just enjoy a prospect for being a prospect on this site? Why do we have to pencil every guy we sign into the lineup ASAP?

Erixon will not crack the top 6 next year. I feel like I shouldn't even have to say this.
Because it is fun? And we'll see how the top 6 looks next year; it is many players who might disappear.



Besides, Erixon isn't exactly a young prospect, born 1989 and selected for the national team playing right now (might be bumped of the roster after the first round of the NHL play off though).

When it comes to Swedish players they have up until recently stayed in Sweden up until they get a shot in NHL (e.g.: Naslund, Sundin, Alfredsson, Forsberg, Lidstrom).

Now we got more and more prospects coming from for example Sweden who are real prospects, who need a year or two in AHL (e.g. Edler). But I would really like to point out that it isn't a rule that all players should go through AHL. A conditioning stint can be ok, talking games and not seasons.

A guy who have been good (some would say excellent) in SEL as Erixon (or Omark in KHL) and has reached the age of being a senior could without pass directly into NHL (we have some good examples mentioned above). If he does not succeed the odds are that he probably leave rather than stay in AHL (e.g. Andersson this season) as AHL isn't that much better an option than SEL or KHL anyway.

So with this said, I think that it is wise to not be rigid in the treatment of players. This is not a game about fairness (everyone should do a stint in the Manitoba Moose player's bus), it is about decision-making and evaluation and one way to deal with all players is nor decision-making or doing evaluations. Finally, no he might not make the top 6, but I do not see him playing a full season in AHL as sure-fire.

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More stats on the guy here:
http://eurohockey.com/player/87208-s...an-erixon.html

Eliteprospects is good but they don't have +/- (and detailed goalie stats) like eurohockey.com.

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What if I told you you could get a 30.47 cm for just 5 bucks?
Did you try McDonald's new 151.197457 gram burger while it was half price?

Erixon could use a hundred or so of those to bulk up. Dude is only 83kg!

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Can we play him next game? If we don't get him in we are going to lose this series!

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Can we play him next game? If we don't get him in we are going to lose this series!
We always have Baumgartner he did so well in the last Play off.

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According to this Swedish website, the Canucks are interested in 21 year-old defenseman Sebastian Erixon, who plays for Timra in the Elitserien.

http://dagbladet.se/sport/ishockey/t...sse-for-erixon

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Here are his stats and a brief scouting report:
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player...r=5546&lang=en
More muscles needed!

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What if I told you you could get a 30.47 cm for just 5 bucks?

Five.

Five dollar.

Five dollar thirty point four seven looooooong.

Oh god, great, now the dancing fat woman from the subway ad and the music is stuck in my head

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What if I told you you could get a 30.47 cm for just 5 bucks?

Five.

Five dollar.

Five dollar thirty point four seven looooooong.
i lol'd

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Considering the ages of all those players (most of them are 88 and 89 born), these signings help compensate the brutal 2007 draft.

It's incredible to see the positive change between Nonis and Gillis when it comes to undrafted free agents. From Shaun Heshka and Pierre-Cedric Labrie to Tanev, Lack, Sweatt, etc. Night and day difference.
Did you see Darren Archibald's goal from a few days ago in the playoffs? Epic.


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I realize its always good to have free prospects but I usually don't think much of them outside of AHL fodder and injury call-ups. I can't really see Oberg (when he was here), the Sweatt brothers, Volpatti, Desbiens, and Stefan Schneider playing as regulars on our team. I remember being really let down with all the hype went towards the undrafted Fabian Brunstrom.

However, that assumption died when I saw Tanev play during his call-up. I realize some people are going to bring up Burrows to but it was slightly different in that he was scouted by the Moose.

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Bborn 1989 and selected for the national team playing right now (might be bumped of the roster after the first round of the NHL play off though).
Errrr... he was injured in the previous EHT tournament and had to end his season. So no he isn't playing for the national team atm.

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