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04-15-2014, 07:56 PM
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Pontus Aberg

Just wondering if anyone has an update on him. Is he playing well? Is there a reason we havebt signed him to a contract other than the fact he is still with his current team. Is there a chance he doesn't sign with us?

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I believe in the press conference yesterday, Poile said they were planning on signing him, I would assume very soon.

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I believe in the press conference yesterday, Poile said they were planning on signing him, I would assume very soon.
...AND said he'd be a guy they'd look to supply offense in Milwaukee next year. So, he's a guy that has a North American learning curve ahead of him, and the team is going to give him a chance to learn in the A.

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Signed his ELC today

http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=718267

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Nice! Excited to see how he and Leipsic does in Milwaukee next year.

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So how is he playing?

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I think he has done very well considering the circumstances....

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I think he has done very well considering the circumstances....
I agree. He's quick, and natural fit for Lavy. I'd like to see him with more time next season, but so far so good.

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He reminds me of Fiala last year...flashes of speed and skill and hockey IQ. I think he's still too small for the NHL. If he works on his defensive game and gets stronger, we'll see him in Nashville a lot this next season

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He reminds me of Fiala last year...flashes of speed and skill and hockey IQ. I think he's still too small for the NHL. If he works on his defensive game and gets stronger, we'll see him in Nashville a lot this next season
Kind of like Arvy and Fiala?

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Too small? He's 5'11 and 196.

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Incredible speed, but lacking IQ. Sometimes looks lost out there. Could just be rookie nerves though. I didn't notice him much honestly.

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Question... Is his name pronounced Ah-berg or A(long A)-berg

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Question... Is his name pronounced Ah-berg or A(long A)-berg
The un-anglicized name is ┼berg, so you'd say it "AH-berg."

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The un-anglicized name is ┼berg, so you'd say it "AH-berg."
I believe the correct, swedish way to pronounce it is OH-berg, with the ┼ being pronounced like the O in "more".

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I believe the correct, swedish way to pronounce it is OH-berg, with the ┼ being pronounced like the O in "more".
That's true, but AH-berg is a halfway solution because we speak American English, and ┼ doesn't exist to any significant degree American English (if it exists at all). H÷rnqvist sounds more like "HEWRN-qvist" in Swedish, but since the umlaut doesn't have sufficiently common usage in our language, it's not printed that way, and nobody over here says it that way.

We're just starting to get the tilde into American vernacular with the recent influx of Spanish names, I think the nuances of the Germanic languages could take a while.

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Too small? He's 5'11 and 196.
I meant to say he's not strong enough on the puck. He needs to build strength and edge work. Arvy is smaller than Ah-berg but he's much stronger and faster.

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The un-anglicized name is ┼berg, so you'd say it "AH-berg."
In Milwaukee, we say A-berg, but there aren't a lot of Swedish people around here, even though I am friends with one guy from Sweden. I have noticed that it is Ah-berg in the NHL telecasts.

Oh-berg? Like in oh good heavens?

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That's true, but AH-berg is a halfway solution because we speak American English, and ┼ doesn't exist to any significant degree American English (if it exists at all). H÷rnqvist sounds more like "HEWRN-qvist" in Swedish, but since the umlaut doesn't have sufficiently common usage in our language, it's not printed that way, and nobody over here says it that way.

We're just starting to get the tilde into American vernacular with the recent influx of Spanish names, I think the nuances of the Germanic languages could take a while.
That must be in North Dakota, because Milwaukee and Chicago have Hispanic neighborhoods going back to 1980 or earlier. I used to go to a Target in Chicago that had large ceiling signs in Spanish and smaller ones in English.

Ever heard of the Grand Canyon? Spanish: Gran Ca˝ˇn

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That must be in North Dakota, because Milwaukee and Chicago have Hispanic neighborhoods going back to 1980 or earlier. I used to go to a Target in Chicago that had large ceiling signs in Spanish and smaller ones in English.

Ever heard of the Grand Canyon? Spanish: Gran Ca˝ˇn
I've only been in North Dakota for a little over 8 months, I'm still getting thrown off by the way folks say "bag" up here.

I was drawing from a more general experience slumming it in MiLB and around sports, where English is drawing in more Spanish elements like ˝ (which is its own letter in Spanish, as you're probably aware) and stressed vowels, with names like Pe˝a and MartÝnez becoming more frequently accurately printed on the backs of jerseys and on print rosters where they weren't before. Those pronunciations have existed for as long as those players have been around, but occupied a weird space where the name was anglicized and given a Spanish pronunciation, which made no sense.


As for the topic at hand, I think Aberg has been playing okay. He's clearly swimming out there in the playoffs, but the upside is definitely there with his speed and hands. I think he might need one season back and forth like Fiala had this year before he's ready to be a significant contributor, but he's pretty close. Hopefully he's watching Forsberg and Arvidsson intently and seeing what makes them such great players at this level. If he can bring that kind of intensity and skill to bear, he will have a bright future in Nashville.

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Here:
https://forvo.com/search/%C3%A5berg/
http://www.hearnames.com/pronunciati...surnames/aberg

Same pronouncication for "berg"-part of any Swedish names; Forsberg, Berglund, ┼berg, Hellberg, Klingberg, Lindberg, Silfverberg, Stňlberg, Wennberg, Zetterberg

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https://forvo.com/search/forsberg/
https://forvo.com/search/zetterberg/


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Incredible speed, but lacking IQ. Sometimes looks lost out there. Could just be rookie nerves though. I didn't notice him much honestly.
Pretty much this. Needs to take similar steps as Fiala has taken this season to become a regular. Adjust to NHL speed, gain strength.


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That sounds more like someone is excited to find some fruit "oooh, a berry!"

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One of my favorite SNL skits dealing with these pronunciation issues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGjty394oyw

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Another example of the Preds depth, ┼berg playing pretty good so far, he's been not dressed for all the playoffs games but he did the little unnoticed things that are important.

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Another example of the Preds depth, ┼berg playing pretty good so far, he's been not dressed for all the playoffs games but he did the little unnoticed things that are important.
Honestly he was hurt or he likely would have played every game after Fiala went down

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