Here comes two teams with swedish NHL prospects...
... players that have none NHL-games under their belt
... all skaters are born 1980 or later, goalies 1979 or later
... they're separated in two teams, based on which team that have drafted them
Which team would you take if there was a tournament next week?
Which team would you take if you should work with it long term?
Should any roster moves be made?
Prospects Western Conference: TEAM SWEDEN BLUE
1 Stefan Liv, Detroit; 39 Björn Bjurling, Edmonton
3 Robin Jonsson, St Louis - 24 Jonas Frögren, Calgary
10 Douglas Murray, San Jose - 5 Johan Fransson, Dallas
8 Simon Skoog, St Louis - 12 Niclas Grossman, Dallas
22 Joakim Lindström, Columbus - 37 Pär Bäcker, Detroit - 21 Loui Eriksson, Dallas
40 Tim Eriksson, Los Angeles - 27 Carl Söderberg, St Louis - 16 Jonas Nordqvist, Chicago
50 Andreas Jämtin, Detroit - 19 Yared Hagos, Dallas - 9 Björn Melin, Anaheim
58 Jens Karlsson, Los Angeles - 20 Joel Lundqvist, Dallas - 17 Jari Tolsa, Detroit
Spares: 4 Pierre Johnsson, Calgary; 18 Linus Videll, Colorado; 26 Mattias Wennerberg, Chicago
Out of the roster: D; J Berggren, S Blom, N Bäckström, J Ericsson, M Nilsson, R Demen-Willaume, M Svensk, V Wallin, E Granath; F; P Mårs, A Axelsson, M Johansson, T Kollar, A Sundin, J Andersson, G Gräsberg, D Widing, D Fredriksson, K Persson, F Wikner, J Almtorp, F Johansson, M Joukov, K Olsson, D Umicevic, N Eckerblom, N Danielsson, F Näslund, D Johansson, A Hulth, L Lindström
Prospects Eastern Conference: TEAM SWEDEN YELLOW
35 Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers; 1 Christopher Heino-Lindberg, Montreal
22 Lars Jonsson, Boston - 15 Johnny Oduya, Washington
33 Daniel Fernholm, Pittsburgh - 8 Oscar Hedman, Washington
4 Staffan Kronwall, Toronto - 6 Tobias Enström, Atlanta
13 Johannes Salomonsson, Pittsburgh - 27 Alexander Steen, Toronto - 11 Magnus Kahnberg, Carolina
9 Robert Nilsson, NY Islanders - 10 Johan Eneqvist, Montreal - 76 Jonas Johansson, Washington
26 Marcus Jonasén, NY Rangers - 20 Marcus Paulsson, NY Isl - 14 Pontus Petterström, NY Rang
48 Andreas Valdix, Washington - 16 Johan Hägglund, Tampa Bay - 33 Patric Blomdahl, Washington
Spares: 5 Johan Björk, Ottawa; 3 Andreas Holmqvist, Tampa Bay; 2 David Printz, Philadelphia
Out of the roster: G; M Åkerlund; D; C Åslund, M Karlsson, E Axelsson, P Braxenholm, H Bergfors, D Bornhammar; F; A Hedman, J Wikner
In my eyes the goalie situation is quite even, although I'd go with Lundqvist/Lindberg. The yellow team has more depth among defensemen, but the Blue team has a lot bigger defense, which although have offensive potential. Blue have more depth among forwards, but yellow have more top end talent in their scoring lines. I think I would go with Team Sweden Yellow, because I love their two top lines.
yup, Heino has been looking good and I guess is a quite sure bet to be Sweden's starter in the WJC.
Maybe you could predict a preliminary roster now when the series have started to play, though I know it's early. Seems there are some U20 players that get some icetime in the SEL though, thinking of Hedman, Niklas Andersson, Söderberg, Bergfors, Robert Nilsson, Salomonsson.