And Sebastien Collberg, who was the Canadiensí second-round pick, is back with the defending champions from Sweden. He is playing for Vastra Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League and has two assists in 16 games.
Not bad..6 goals and 1 assist in 14 games...Only two less goals than Forsberg who has played 6 more games..but Forsberg also has 7 more assists...
There's a reason Forsberg was (or should have been) a top 10 prospect and not Collberg...that he's getting goals is good enough right now, every time I watch him I definitely don't see a guy who refuses to pass or has no vision; like all young scorers he will occasionally get tunnel vision but he does a good job playing with his teammates especially considering the circumstances.
I'm not at all familiar with this league so would you guys say he's doing good for an 18 year old in this league?
Yes, doing good.
As a comparison, Forsberg has 16 points in 20 games, but he also played in this league last year (putting up 17 points in 43 games) and has been in the Leksand system since 2009, whereas Orebro is brand new for Collberg.
Judging by his twitter feed and eliteprospects loans page, it appears Collberg has joined his hometown Mariestad BoIS team. It seems that team is playing important games right now to be promoted to another league.
Obviously this appears to be only for a few days before the Sweden WJC Camp.
This game is in the 3rd division, right? So it's nothing to get excited about, but a good confidence booster for the WJC.
Originally Posted by zzoo
I don't mean to discourage you at all. But few months ago, I was as enthusiast and excited as you are now when I think about the prospects that join Bulldogs this year:
- Gallagher: wow, 3 consecutive seasons with more than 40 goals. Had a great pre-season in the previous year. Member of Team Canada Jr.
- Bournival: Member of Team Canada Jr and Memorial Cup.
- Holland: finished #3 or #4 in WHL. I can't wait to see him.
- Then Beaulieu, Tinordi, Ellis
I was so pumped till ...
Finally, my own expectations and the reality hurt myself, and badly.
I'm sorry if I'm confusing you with someone else, but were you the same guy panicing about Collberg earlier for not getting goals in the SEL? If so, maybe it's time to understand when some of us were saying just how much difficult it is for these kids to stand out against adults than against other kids.