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06-25-2011, 01:23 PM
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You know every Swedish-twin pair to play in the NHL in history has won back to Art Ross Trophies. I like the odds if the Westerholm twins are united.
I know your just trying to be funny but this is actually incorrect. The Sundstrom twins played together in New Jersey.

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06-25-2011, 01:24 PM
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I know your just trying to be funny but this is actually incorrect. The Sundstrom twins played together in New Jersey.
I also find it very difficult for Henrik Lundqvist to win the Art Ross. His twin brother was no prolific scorer either.

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Pathrik and Ponthus? Wonder if one of their parents had a lisp
In some cases, the h's are silent in the Scandinavian languages.

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I know your just trying to be funny but this is actually incorrect. The Sundstrom twins played together in New Jersey.
Haha, fair enough. Still, 1/3 ain't bad.

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I also find it very difficult for Henrik Lundqvist to win the Art Ross. His twin brother was no prolific scorer either.
Dang those Rangers, pigeonholing a player like that as a "mere" goalie

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I know your just trying to be funny but this is actually incorrect. The Sundstrom twins played together in New Jersey.
Debbie Downer.

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Gillis didn't draft the twin.

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boooo! I like Swedish twins

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06-25-2011, 01:36 PM
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Wait for his brother to feel left out and his competitive juices will get going making him a good player eventually...thats when Gillis swoops in and signs him as a free agent

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Ponthus went undrafted. Instead of drafting him in the 7th round, they can probably try to sign him.

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06-25-2011, 01:51 PM
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Ponthus went undrafted. Instead of drafting him in the 7th round, they can probably try to sign him.
Yeah. I'm gonna look at this as a 'two for one' pick basically. As long as his brother is here, do you think Ponthus is likely to sign anywhere else if/when the time comes?

Basically like getting a free extra 6th round pick.

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06-25-2011, 02:03 PM
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Now that they have Pathrik I wonder if they will draft Ponthus in the theventh round.

More thithters for our great Thity??
I LOL'ed.

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06-25-2011, 02:08 PM
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Imagine a scenario where the Canucks pull the goalie and ice a lineup of the Sedins, Sweatts and Westerholms.

(i know i know, but it's the only way to ice 6 skaters)

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What's the ruling on European free agents? CBA says 22+ for players that haven't played in North America but Erixon is 21 although he turns 22 on September 12th (most age related rules in CBA are based on age on September 15th so he might count as 22).

So I don't think we can sign Ponthus anytime soon. More likely we'll have to try and draft him next year if we want him. I don't know if the Swedish transfer agreement changed anything though.

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06-25-2011, 02:15 PM
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This could turn out to be a great pick. I love those Westerholm twins they play like... well poor man Sedins. They are both much better in the offensive one than the defensive, but they tend to stay in the offensive zone for long stretches of time when they are on the ice, playing a cycle game. Pathrik is clearly the most talented of the twins. He will work better as a winger I think since he is not that overly responsible on his own end, but he got some serious offensive skill. I would not be surprised at all to see the twins in Swedens u-20 team next year, or at least Pathrik.

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If the other twin is draft eligible next year, that means Vancouver can't sign him right? Can only draft him next year?

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Gillis is smart. The other twin will come to us.

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^ We basically got another 7th rounder. The twin will come.

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Odds Chicago drafts his twin, just to troll us if we don't take him with the second to last pick?
The ultimate question is, if they got traded for each other... would anyone notice?

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06-25-2011, 03:02 PM
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To all those saying Ponthus will sign here, he's still draft eligible next year. Granted he's been passed over twice already but there's still a chance.

We can't sign him until he's 22, so we have to wait until 2014. Unless the rules have changed or the NHL/Sweden transfer agreement changed something.


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06-25-2011, 03:19 PM
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Swedish twins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVw6ZaUFrvs

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06-25-2011, 03:29 PM
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Gillis is smart. The other twin will come to us.
Especially if they are conjoined twins.

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06-25-2011, 05:25 PM
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Don't see many write-ups about this guy in the thread (Mainly a frenzy over another set of swedish twins ), so i found some reading.

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64. Pathrik Westerholm, Center, Malmo-Allsvenskan

Pathrik Westerholm enters his second year of draft eligibility, and really bloomed offensively this year in Sweden, dominating the J20 league with the highest PPG rate and then continuing his contribution in Sweden's second-tier professional league. His puck skills are decent, and he likes to hold onto the puck and distribute it. I haven't seen much above-average stick-handling from Westerholm, but he can make moves at an average level. His offense comes from his vision, anticipation, and a solid finishing ability. His physical game is fringe just in relation to his frame, although he likely will be a grade above that as he grows, as he does notable work along the physical areas, is hard on his man assignments, and can win battles going against bigger guys. He commonly makes plays off the cycle and I've seen power plays when he would be in front of the net for the duration of it, so he has no issues with the physical side of the game. Westerholm's hockey sense grades as above-average as he's smart with his stick work, anticipates the play well, and shows an effective defensive game. His skating is below-average and while I saw the occasional decent flash from him, he never hit the 50 grade mark with any form of consistency. I understand the skepticism on taking a second year draft eligible and one without much international exposure, but Westerholm's combination of smarts, work ethic and decent offensive tools are worth it. Link
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Describe yourself as a player and as a person!
- I am a center who likes to have the puck and has a decent game inside. As a person I am a pretty calm guy.

You currently leads the overall points league in the southern series with 13 goals and 10 assists in 12 games played, soon are also waiting game with the national team. You must be really pleased with your introduction so far?
- I am well, it has run well and doing the best you can. You try to get better in every practice and be as good as possible. We have a good chemistry in our chain, has been training hard this summer and has good isträning.

You have formed chain with your brother, Ponthus, and Zebastian Ilestedt. You seem to have a huge chemistry?
- Me and my brother have been playing together for quite some time and eventually you'll find each other. You know how he is and how he does on the ice while Ilestedt work a lot. We are fighting all of them good. Link

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06-25-2011, 07:44 PM
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A great playmaker from the best team in sweden, he'll be a steal later on

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A great playmaker from the best team in sweden, he'll be a steal later on
What about his brother and what about the other Swedes the Canucks drafted?

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