Agreed, I think the three Euros will make it. They seem ready for the challenge and of course it's a lot harder to sell guys coming from top pro leagues in Europe to play in the minors here. Plus there's not much competition.
Klefbom did a bigger step this season, especially after JWC. Such a huge step it surprised everyone, him aswell I reckon.
While Brodin has been solid and our best D overall the last 2 seasons.
I also think he got selected due to his outstanding WC performance more than the actual SEL performance. Cuz if ur not a Färjestad fan u might not even think of Brodin when watching the games, cuz he's so young and unheard of outside Karlstad and never do any flashy things on the ice, just his easy style of play, so much hard work getting unnoticed if u don't watch the games in the arena.
It was in the WC the wider audience finally get to hear about him.
None on the NHL players even knew he existed before they joined the team in Stockholm. Some even thought he was some random school bloke on a visit in the dressing room xD Guess it's cuz he's a bit shy and lost outside the rink lol.
Tho of course all "proper" hockey fans knew who he was already.