Steen is in complete beast mode. Whether he plays in a scoring or shutdown role he should play top six minutes on this team. Berglund on the other hand, I think he might be an odd man out.
Yes, Berglund has to play center, and I don't like the idea of having him on the 3rd or 4th line. Steen is a good player to have, he can play center or wing, top-6 or bottom-6. I'm leaning more towards top-6, I think he and Zetterberg could work well together.
Forward crop is good
Defense group is world class
Goalies is a big meh.
No SEL players please.
Kronwall 7th D man? Don't think so...Kronwall has looked good fyi so far. And he is experienced. Franzen has looked piss poor not fit enough for playing through a whole game, looks gassed after 1,5 periods.
Other on the wings: Ericsson has been great, he has really elevated his game, of course though he's a bit of a NHL rink d-man, but still, he's a lot more mature as a player than what he was just a couple of seasons ago, its pretty obvious. Alfie has been pretty good, but can do better.
Especially Enström. Grossman is quite one-dimensional, but he could certainly be just what we need, considering the fact that we'd lack consistently physical, crease clearing defensemen.
I think mobility will be key on the bigger ice surface though, so I would probably pick Karlsson, OEL, Kronwall, Edler, Hedman and Enström. Then possibly Grossman, Hjalmarsson or even S. Kronwall as the seventh. Adam Larsson and/or Brodin could definitely play their way onto the team by 2014 too. In fact, I would love for Adam to break out because he's a righty which a defense like mine would otherwise lack outside of Karlsson.
Pff Enström, is that midget really that good? I don't follow Winnipeg at all but...I allow myself my prejudice.
Two of our left forwards might have to play right in Sotchi, Silfverberg and Landeskog possibly. Johansson, Franzén, Hörnqvist battle SEL and KHL forwards.
Another idea is that if anyone of Kronwall and Hjalmarsson goes down with an injury Ericsson or Oduya is replaced by Grossmann or Edler. As usual I believe Hedman is a lock Looking good with Karlsson, Brodin, Ekman-Larsson and Enström right now.
A suspended Edler or a cleared Brodin. However since we go with 8 defender most probably, if Edler racks em up then i think he'll be in there.
It only takes one injury for me to take him, but I just look at our defenders and feel like Edler is good on a lot of things, but probably not necessary. I'd say Edler is our 5th best defender all things considered, and the four of them who are better do the same things as he does. Maybe I'm selling his game short.
We have size and mobility in Hedman and Hjalmarsson. Speed and passing in Karlsson and Enström. Two-way smarts in OEL and Brodin. Leadership and some chemistry in Kronwall and Ericsson.
The two games suspended isn't too significant imo but still a factor.