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06-23-2012, 09:13 AM
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Pontus Aberg #37

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06-23-2012, 09:19 AM
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much needed offensive prospect, pretty excited to see how he pans out

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This guy is legit. He carried Djurgården before he suffered some injuries, didn't really bounce back after that.

He'll most likely have a huge role in Djurgården this year playing 1st-line minutes.

Great hands, great shot, good speed.

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Redline Report #15 overall:

"Has skill, intensity adb big shot. Love his net drive"

Predicted to go #19 to Tampa.

Summary:

Not tall, but thick and powerfully built through the upper body, and very strong on the puck. Excellent puck control in tight spaces. Can create separation with power moves coming out of the corners and drives straight to the crease. Tough to contain; will bull his way to net with checkers deaped on his back and does a great job keeping his feet moving in traffic. Excellent vision and creativity. Cane make touch saucer passes through traffic. Gains the offensive zone easily and beats d-men off the rush with slick moves. Very good skater with speed and acceleration. Patient with the puck in scoring territory and has a laser wrist shot with scoring touch. Doesn't initiate much contact but takes hits to make plays and is always involved in high traffic. Gritty and determined. Competes hard on the backcheck, stealing pucks and starting quick-strike counterattacks.

Projection: 2nd line scorer on a contending team
Style Compares To: Patrick Sharp

AW's take...Steal!!

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06-23-2012, 09:43 AM
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Reminds me of Vanek if he pans out.

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Like this pic alot

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Can a mod add the Prospect info tag onto this thread and the Sissions one I forgot to

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Aberg is gonna be awesome. Liked him first time I read up on him and hoped we would get him some how. And it happened!

Can't believe he slipped into second round, seems like a lot of swedes dropped their stock on draft day, odd.

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The Preds didn't have a first rounder, but they've essentially chosen a player who should have been in the top 30. He's Mika Zibanejad with an elite one-timer.

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"I like to shoot the puck from, like, everywhere on the ice."
-Pontus Aberg

Oh man, I am going to love this kid.

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Fell due to attitude issues, but who cares? At 37, I love this pick!

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"I like to shoot the puck from, like, everywhere on the ice."
-Pontus Aberg

Oh man, I am going to love this kid.
Trotz will cure that ailment.

Good pick-up though, I like it.

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06-23-2012, 02:08 PM
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Fell due to attitude issues, but who cares? At 37, I love this pick!
Where did you read that? Injuries and consistency is what I've read for reasons of his fall

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Highlight video from last season


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What's interesting is Aberg's team, Djurgardens, just got relegated so he's no longer playing in the SEL. The league below is still very good, but I wonder if this might actually be better for his development? Easier competition might allow him to develop other areas of his game and grow properly. His team will likely be one of the better ones in the league, which I think can really help a young player.

On the other hand, playing against tougher competition is usually considered better, so it could go either way. Might not even make a difference at all

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You'll love this pick.

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This pick has Lucas Bergman written all over it.

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What's interesting is Aberg's team, Djurgardens, just got relegated so he's no longer playing in the SEL. The league below is still very good, but I wonder if this might actually be better for his development? Easier competition might allow him to develop other areas of his game and grow properly. His team will likely be one of the better ones in the league, which I think can really help a young player.

On the other hand, playing against tougher competition is usually considered better, so it could go either way. Might not even make a difference at all
The biggest difference between SEL and Hockeyallsvenskan apart from the overall skill, is the type of hockey. While SEL is alot about defense and structure, Hockeyallsvenskan is alot more about speed and offense.

Åberg will most likely see first line minutes, together with one of Swedens best playmakers, giving him the perfect enviroment to develop his game.


Fun fact, Åberg will play with the guy who formed a fearsome duo with Hörnqvist. (http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=205)


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Watching those highlights he reminds me a lot of Sullivan.

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NSH gets a first round talent with a 2nd rnd pick.

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Ugh I hate the bigger, intl ice.

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Aberg placed 9th overall in the Seated Medicine Ball Throw at the Combine

http://www.topendsports.com/sport/ic...sults-2012.htm

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Alright I have some sour grapes about this pick. While he will probably be fine and turn out to be a Martin Erat, I think we really missed the boat on Kerdiles. Granted, the story of the Ducks drafting him (hometown) is a good one, but I wish we had moved up to nab this guy as I truly believe he has the will and the talent to really excel in the NHL.

Not that I am disappointed in Aberg, as I believe he will also be a good player, but I view a guy like Kerdiles as more of a need for this team. I think Kerdiles is more NHL ready than Aberg is.

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I'd take aberg over kerdiles, red line, international scouting and hockey news all ranked aberg way higher than in draft than kerdiles, I'm super stoked with this pick! Cannot believe he made it to us at 37!!

Plus he has the coolest first name for a swede lol

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Ugh I hate the bigger, intl ice.
I like it. It rewards speed and positioning more than being freakishly large. In fact, after watching the World Championships, I wouldn't mind seeing the wider ice over here. With the kind of speed and skill that NHL players possess (which is miles ahead of what you see in the European leagues), it could lead to some pretty wild games.

The more I see and hear about Aberg, the more I like him. Hopefully the Allsvenskan is good for his development. Djurgarden has him locked up for another two years, so that should dispel any temptation to bring him over early.

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