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03-15-2013, 01:46 PM
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03-15-2013, 01:59 PM
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Not that he's hasn't any "duds"...



But he looks like a "Super Scout" compared to some of the clowns we've had here domestically.
Met him during the WHL vs Russia competition this year. Extremely humble and sincere.

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Thanks for that! I would love an Abdelkader on this team if that's what he tops out at I would be more than happy with this pick at 4th round.

He seems to have a bit of a scoring touch too? More so on the greasy side of things or he does have some offensive awareness?
I wouldn't call it scoring touch, it's garbage goals in front of the net, loose pucks..
Don't be fooled by the stats from Almtuna, they had a very turbulent season.
He's a "more heart than brains"-kinda player, big, strong and skates well.
Those types usually fit better in NA than in Sweden, some people like Holmström (not a good skater but, not a great player either) make it work and others don't and get sent down/go home.

Either he adapts well and you get a good 4:th liner and if he doesn't he's a AHL/ECHL player.

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03-15-2013, 02:09 PM
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it nice to see another 2011 draft pick on the farm joining Jensen and perhaps later on Frank Corrado depend how far his team goes

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Met him during the WHL vs Russia competition this year. Extremely humble and sincere.
Useless trivia: Guess who babysat Markus Naslund as a small child in Sweden? Thomas Gradin's mom. Weird eh?

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03-15-2013, 02:16 PM
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I wouldn't call it scoring touch, it's garbage goals in front of the net, loose pucks..
There's highlights in this very thread where he snipes the puck like 4 or 5 times. He certainly has a scoring touch. Guys that don't show a scoring touch at lower levels have virtually zero NHL upside so the Canucks wouldn't even bother to sign him if that was the case.



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03-15-2013, 02:31 PM
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Useless trivia: Guess who babysat Markus Naslund as a small child in Sweden? Thomas Gradin's mom. Weird eh?
Wow. That's quite the mind twist.

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03-15-2013, 02:45 PM
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I don't know a lot about Blomstrand but he kind of reminds me of a Carl Hagelin/Jannik Hansen type player, speedy euro who is sound defensively, has the potential to find a bit of an offensive game at the NHL level but will never be a top 6 threat on his own?

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03-15-2013, 03:05 PM
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With a name that awesome how can he go wrong?
Besides being named Ludwig, his last name means Flowerbeach. I guess it is a name to make at least some posters here swoon.

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Not too much to go on but, from that video alone, the kid has a pretty nice set of wheels.

Anyone know his measurements? Seems to vary from site to site, eliteprospects has him at 6'2, 218lbs while HF and Canucks have him at 6'1, 198lbs which I think are probably his draft measurements.

If he did indeed grow to 6'2, 218lbs with skating like that, he'd look pretty nice on a 3rd line in the show. Also doesn't seem to mind standing in front of the net. Can we mold this guy into a Holmstrom that can skate?

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03-15-2013, 03:09 PM
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Besides being named Ludwig, his last name means Flowerbeach. I guess it is a name to make at least some posters here swoon.
Not quite as good as Ironhook.

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Not quite as good as Ironhook.
I don't think anything can beat Ironhook.

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Seriously considering naming my first kid that.

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not sure why ut this post had me in stitches

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His name really seems to be missing a "Von" or a "Van" in the middle...

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His name really seems to be missing a "Von" or a "Van" in the middle...
I think I would die of laughter if a guy named "Ludwig von Blomstrand" made the league. So regal...

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His name really seems to be missing a "Von" or a "Van" in the middle...
I've also been known to add a "Baron" in front of his name

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I've also been known to add a "Baron" in front of his name
Baron Ludwig Von Blomstrand the III

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Excellent. And just what I wanted, him to come over to the AHL immediately. I think it will be good for him.


Blomstrand plays wing but takes sporadic face offs. Schneider can keep his 4C job for this season at least.
Blast, I'm as bad as Botchford. Wishful thinking perhaps.

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What are the contract slots looking like?

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What are the contract slots looking like?
Should still have 3 open since Blomstand's starts next year.

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He looks alot more like Higgins than Hansen.

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it nice to see another 2011 draft pick on the farm joining Jensen and perhaps later on Frank Corrado depend how far his team goes
I find your posts to be hilarious I always understand what you say, but the grammar is gold.

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