Apropos of Eriksson, he was just named to the National team. About potential, as a rule of thumb you could say that any SEL starter under 25 has the chance to play in the NHL one day if he puts in the the hard work. There's a goalie boom in Sweden right now.
Originally Posted by SurMartin
100,00% since he got named to the national team.
For some reason Skellefteå are unable to score any ENGs. These two last games they've missed opportunities from ~5 feet... it's starting to become a bit ridiculous.
thanks for the info/update. i will continue to follow him, hoping the flyers sign him.
Can AIK or Växjö catch Brynäs? Brynäs won't win any games if they play like they did today against LHF and thursday against FBK, they have lost 10 of their last 11 games.
If Järnkrok's injury is semi-serious all bets are off. Their next game is at home against Timrå though and I can't think of a better game to break a slump. Anyway, only 9 points that could be 6 since AIK has one game less played. AIK has looked pretty good lately.
From what I understand, Forsberg showed class, Skellefteå didn't.
Why wouldn't he want to complete his mission with a championship this spring? Even if they faced Modo in the playoffs, why the hell would he try to make his team lose against them?
Whilst I understand your viewpoint (and somewhat agree with it as well), I feel that there are other factors that we have to account for here. Firstly, it seems like a majority of the players were dissapointed by the news he delivered to them before the game against Växjö. I believe they have a big part in him being fired. It seems like they didn't think his focus was at them, but at his future. Secondly, there are rumours going around about him trying to recruit players for his future team (guessing MoDo) from the players that are without a contract for the next year. Most of these rumours have been around Möller. Now, I doubt this is actually true, but I fully understand Lasse Johansson and the directors if they become suspicious towards Forsberg if they hear these rumours. Lastly, it seems like the plan has been to not give him a contract offer anyway, which is a little strange to me, but it ties in well with the rumours of Lasse Johansson wanting a larger (and different role) role that is more closely tied to the team itself, and not the whole club.
Whether or not this will be good or not is a good question, all I can say is that we'll now have a very explosive duo with the players. Robertsson and Wallson are like nitroglycerin, whilst Klockare is more calm then... I don't know. He just seems to be on downers.
As for Forsberg... Well, I have no hard feelings towards the man. From what I know he's a classy gentleman, with a great sense for individual coaching and development. He'll do a good job with his new team if he is given the resources he needs and wants.
Btw whats up with Nicklas Jensen? Been a healthy scratch/13 forward for AIK the last 7-8 games.
This is the info we got from Mike Gillis.
So apparently my tweet to Sekeres yesterday worked. He just asked Gillis about Jensen on air.
According to Gillis, the Canucks objected when AIK wanted to trade Jensen to a contender at the deadline. Vancouver wants him in Chicago as quickly as possible. Gillis believes the reduction in icetime is AIK taking their frustrations with the Canucks out on Jensen.
Gillis also mentioned he wouldn't be against Jensen seeing time in the NHL this year, if his play warranted it.
According to Gillis, the Canucks objected when AIK wanted to trade Jensen to a contender at the deadline. Gillis believes the reduction in icetime is AIK taking their frustrations with the Canucks out on Jensen.