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03-24-2007, 04:54 PM
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Hornqvist

Can anyone give me a scouting report on Patric Hornqvist?

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Loves going into traffic, battles hard around the opposing net looking for rebounds and tip-ins. Has a good shot, and doesn't mind releasing it. He's pretty much as un-Swedish as you can be.


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What Systemfel said. I'd like to add that he's a pretty decent forchecker, good at getting open in the slot and has a right handed shot that he gets away in a hurry. He can use it both on the point and in the slot (which is an area that he's pretty good at finding openings in).

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How's his defensive game? Is he strong?

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He's not horrible, but he's a goal scorer first.

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Also played very well in one of the Euro Hockey League tours. Can't remember which, but he got a lot of praise and at least in my mind was the only youngling to really stand out.

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Also played very well in one of the Euro Hockey League tours. Can't remember which, but he got a lot of praise and at least in my mind was the only youngling to really stand out.
That were LG hockey Games.

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03-25-2007, 10:30 AM
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How big is he?

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How big is he?
5'11 190. Something like that.

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Hörnqvist will be staying with Djurgården for the 07-08 season.

http://www.hockeysverige.se/news_show.html?id=115301

"Patric will play another year in Sweden and Nashville will have to accept that. They probably will and then Patric can sign a contract with them and be assigned back to Sweden," Hörnqvist's agent says.

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Hörnqvist will be staying with Djurgården for the 07-08 season.

http://www.hockeysverige.se/news_show.html?id=115301

"Patric will play another year in Sweden and Nashville will have to accept that. They probably will and then Patric can sign a contract with them and be assigned back to Sweden," Hörnqvist's agent says.
Have to accept that? Sign and go back to Europe?

So I'm guessing he's not willing to pay his dues in the minor leagues...which basically means he will never play in the NHL until a team like Florida signs him as a UFA on the downturn of his career and he comes over to hack away on the fourth line.

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5'11 190. Something like that.
Although, the Preds anticipate he will play like he is at least 5'11 and 1/8" and 192.

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Have to accept that? Sign and go back to Europe?

So I'm guessing he's not willing to pay his dues in the minor leagues...which basically means he will never play in the NHL until a team like Florida signs him as a UFA on the downturn of his career and he comes over to hack away on the fourth line.

Oh well.
It's not the same for a European as for a NA player. It's no secret most Europeans want to be good enough to be almost guaranteed a spot on a NHL team before they get over, either that or they come over to play in the junior league when they're really young.

Getting shipped around is really not ideal, being in a foreign country and all, especially not if you're young. If you find no stability in what you do off the ice, you get crazy.

Some Swedish experts think it's right to stay in Sweden and develop until they think they're ready, some think they should play in AHL.

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It's not the same for a European as for a NA player. It's no secret most Europeans want to be good enough to be almost guaranteed a spot on a NHL team before they get over, either that or they come over to play in the junior league when they're really young.

Getting shipped around is really not ideal, being in a foreign country and all, especially not if you're young. If you find no stability in what you do off the ice, you get crazy.

Some Swedish experts think it's right to stay in Sweden and develop until they think they're ready, some think they should play in AHL.
Since AHL sucks in comparaising to SEL of course they´ll stay in Sweden, if they are developing as they should they´ll go to an NHL team.

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Since AHL sucks in comparaising to SEL of course they´ll stay in Sweden, if they are developing as they should they´ll go to an NHL team.
It's not always about playing against the best competition, though. Few teams are willing to bring guys directly over to the NHL and right into the lineup unless they are truly special players. Maybe Hornqvist will be that...but maybe not. The best path is always through the AHL simply because it allows teams to closely monitor and have a say in the development of that player. If they feel that Hornqvist is weak in one area...if he's playing for Milwaukee, they can have that direclty addressed. If he's all the way in Sweden, they have no say over what is done about it. Plus, it's always good to have a few call ups to get your feet wet in the NHL. You can't get that benefit when you're in Europe.

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