Both Forsberg and Collberg could rise with a strong U18 showing. Personally I'd rather see Collberg picked where he is projected to be picked, Washington, Buffalo, Dallas, are in that range and I think he would fit well into their systems. Ottawa trading up to pick him would be great to see as well, with all their young Swedes.
I will eat my hat if Lindholm is not picked in the first round, he will likely go top half of it. Not sure about Byström, he was constantly outperformed by Lindholm and was not very good in the final but solid in other games.
Calle Andersson will probably rise a bit in the rankings, thought he had a good tournament apart from the final. He is not far from Byström in terms of skill.
Collberg played well against the lesser teams but could not step up when it was needed, completely invisible in the last game. His stock did not change a whole lot I think, he did show off his wrister and his skating at times.
Forsberg might rise, or at least stay where he is currently ranked. He had a good tournament and was one of very few who actually showed up in the final game.
Erik Karlsson also had an ok tournament, thought he actually played pretty well against the US.
Swedish players generally tend to rise in the rankings after this tournament, I thought everyone played well up until today where most guys disappeared. I would not be surprised one bit if Forsberg & Lindholm are the first swedes to be drafted in June. Lots of interesting 2013 draftees in Possler, Wennberg, E. Lindholm, Burakowsky, J De La Rose that had a big impact on this team.
Hampus Lindholm looks like a Brodin with size, although perhaps without Jonas' spectacular skating. Wouldn't be surprised to see him go top ten. The last few months made me a big fan of his.
Forsberg will surely go top 5. Has so much going for him with his size and skillset.
Collberg I like a lot. Really shifty player. Still the size issue is there. Also was a bit disappointing how he couldn't seem to get anything done against the strong US defense. Will probably go mid-first.
Not sure what to make of Byström. Didn't really wow me in any of the games I saw.. then again I haven't seen him a lot in the SEL this year and the stream was atrocious in some games, heh.
Agree that next years class looks really good at this point.
suprised that Emil Lundberg and Gustav Rydahl went undrafted..
6 Anaheim Ducks Hampus Lindholm (D) Rögle
11 Washington Capitals Filip Forsberg (LW/RW) Leksand
31 Columbus Blue Jackets Oscar Dansk (G) Brynäs
33 Montréal Canadiens Sebastian Collberg (RW/LW) Frölunda
37 Nashville Predators Pontus Åberg (LW) Djurgården
43 Dallas Stars Ludvig Byström (D) MODO
81 Pittsburgh Penguins Oscar Sundqvist (C) Skellefteå
93 Edmonton Oilers Erik Gustafsson (D) Djurgården
99 Carolina Hurricanes Erik Karlsson (C/LW) Frölunda
111 Philadelphia Flyers Fredric Larsson (D) Brynäs
119 New York Rangers Calle Andersson (D) Färjestad
128 Minnesota Wild Daniel Gunnarsson (D) Luleå
152 Columbus Blue Jackets Daniel Zaar (RW) Rögle
154 Montréal Canadiens Erik Nyström (LW/RW) MODO
163 Buffalo Sabres Linus Ullmark (G) MODO
164 Nashville Predators Simon Fernholm (D) Frölunda
172 Nashville Predators Max Görtz (RW) Färjestad
194 Florida Panthers Jonatan Nielsen (D) Linköping
195 Washington Capitals Christian Djoos (D) Brynäs
196 Ottawa Senators Mikael Vikstrand (D) Mora
200 Detroit Red Wings Rasmus Bodin (C) HV71
209 Toronto Maple Leafs Viktor Lööv (D) Södertälje
Last edited by Hockeyfrilla: 06-23-2012 at 11:56 AM.