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RW Pontus Åberg (2012, 37th overall, Nashville)

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09-29-2011, 03:00 PM
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RW Pontus Åberg (2012, 37th overall, Nashville)

Maybe this kid deserves his own thread?

He is a 2012 draft eligble forward playing for Djurgården in SEL. In 7 games he has 5 points (4+1) so far. The kid is a sniper with great hands and he is a very good skater.

http://www.elitserienplay.se/#/video.1185519051001

Check out the snipe 0.40 in this video from Djurgårdens game against Brynäs

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09-29-2011, 03:21 PM
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At this point in the season, judging by his stats he seems to be outplaying the more highly touted Forsberg and Collberg


Anyone know why he got snubbed from U18s last year?

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09-29-2011, 03:25 PM
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Maybe this kid deserves his own thread?

He is a 2012 draft eligble forward playing for Djurgården in SEL. In 7 games he has 5 points (4+1) so far. The kid is a sniper with great hands and he is a very good skater.

http://www.elitserienplay.se/#/video.1185519051001

Check out the snipe 0.40 in this video from Djurgårdens game against Brynäs
Great numbers thus far.

Do you think he can sneak into the 5-10 range at draft time

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09-29-2011, 03:32 PM
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Anyone know why he got snubbed from U18s last year?
Everybody was a bit surprised by that, especially since he was awesome in Ivan Hlinka. My guess is that they chosed other players for the top-6 and thought he didn't really fit as a bottom-6 player. He has always had great chemistry with Zibanejad, so it seemed like a stupid cut at he time, and even more so now.

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09-29-2011, 03:35 PM
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Saw that shot the other day, decided he was a kid to watch out of Sweden

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Made a great play today that eventually drew a penalty shot as well.

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http://www.elitserienplay.se/#/video.1176549574001

Another great goal. Look from 1:25


This is from today's game against Färjestad. His assist 2:20 into the link and the penalty goal the last that happens.

http://www.elitserienplay.se/#/video.1190781817001

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09-29-2011, 05:42 PM
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I was just waiting for this thread to be made!

The kid scored his first SEL goal against my team, Luleå HF, and it was a beauty! That slapper must be one of the harder ones in SEL already and he still got a very good precision with it.

If Djurgården decides to put him on the blueline in their PP I could see 20 goals from his stick this season, without a doubt. The shot he got is that good.

I don't usually just jump on the hype-train that fast but I really like what Åberg has shown so far this season.

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09-29-2011, 06:16 PM
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I was just waiting for this thread to be made!

The kid scored his first SEL goal against my team, Luleå HF, and it was a beauty! That slapper must be one of the harder ones in SEL already and he still got a very good precision with it.

If Djurgården decides to put him on the blueline in their PP I could see 20 goals from his stick this season, without a doubt. The shot he got is that good.

I don't usually just jump on the hype-train that fast but I really like what Åberg has shown so far this season.
He scored his first SEL goal in the premiere vs HV71 ;D

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At this point in the season, judging by his stats he seems to be outplaying the more highly touted Forsberg and Collberg


Anyone know why he got snubbed from U18s last year?
That was really weird. You should ask Blues scout Anders Östberg about that, he'd still be furious, I would guess.


What is often overlooked (can we already say that? ) with both Åberg and Collberg is how complete as players they are. So much skill, amazing speed and shots, but can also dish, and are hard-workers.

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09-30-2011, 04:45 AM
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meh Järnkrok's shot was better

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I think he and Zibanejad are very similiar. Zibanejad may be more "smooth" while Åberg is more gritty but when i see Åberg on the ice i immediately think of Zibanejad. Would be awesome if Zibanejad comes back and those two will be in the same line. Also Åberg has some really nice 2-way game. Great backchecking and defensive effort in last game against Färjestad.

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Looking like a sure first-rounder at the moment?

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I have seen Pontus Åberg live a couple of times this season, and so far I think he is an exciting prospect. As mentioned, he has a great slapper and a good 2 way game.

I expect to see him at the WJC-20 later this year.

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For those who have seen a lot of Åberg: Who's looking better at the moment, him or Collberg?

I love Collberg's game and from what I've heard they are pretty similar players.

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0+1 today in a 2-1 win over Växjö for Djurgårdens IF.

He also missed a penalty shot.

Good showing overall though and his spot on the second line is proving well deserved.

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10-13-2011, 12:46 PM
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1+1 after one period vs Linköping. The assist was sick, if it was intended, and not a failed shot attempt. Hard to tell.

The goal was nifty. A cute little move.

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1+1 after one period vs Linköping. The assist was sick, if it was intended, and not a failed shot attempt. Hard to tell.

The goal was nifty. A cute little move.
Need to see it. Most of his goals has been sniper blasts, not cute.

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10-13-2011, 04:15 PM
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This kid = Awesome

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Need to see it. Most of his goals has been sniper blasts, not cute.
http://www.tv4play.se/sport/hockeykl...ideoid=2079616

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Åberg probably scored his easiest goal ever tonight... but hey, it counts! Now 9pts in 14 games.

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Åberg probably scored his easiest goal ever tonight... but hey, it counts! Now 9pts in 14 games.
Was he credited for it?

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How does Aberg compare to Forsberg and Collberg? I know he's about a year older but same draft year and he seems to be doing a lot better in the SEL.

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How does Aberg compare to Forsberg and Collberg? I know he's about a year older but same draft year and he seems to be doing a lot better in the SEL.
I havent seen Collberg or Forsberg play but Åberg = Zibanejad. Seriously, they have same playstyle, same skill except Åberg doesnt play C. Åberg had a good game today, a goal(easy one though), some really good backchecking and some nice moves, nice boardplay. If Zibanejad comes back to sweden i want to see Åberg and Zibanejad on the same line.

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I havent seen Collberg or Forsberg play but Åberg = Zibanejad. Seriously, they have same playstyle, same skill except Åberg doesnt play C. Åberg had a good game today, a goal(easy one though), some really good backchecking and some nice moves, nice boardplay. If Zibanejad comes back to sweden i want to see Åberg and Zibanejad on the same line.
I don't think that Zibanejad will be going back. He looks really good at centre in Ottawa. I think he's going to be a stud for us very soon -- as early as the latter part of this year. If we could draft Aberg...two Zibanejads are better than one yes?

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