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05-18-2013, 03:59 PM
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Erik Gustafsson

Just curious from someone who has been watching the tournament. How has Gus looked for Sweden?

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05-18-2013, 04:01 PM
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Very good in his own end. Stable play there and good at the outlet pass. Need to work on his aim when shooting though...

So grade A at defence and grade B- for offence.

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Better than expected in his own end. Logging big minutes.. Far worse than expected offensively.. I think Tomas W grade is far too kind, C- would be more correct IMO.

Overall I'm pleased with his tournament.

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05-19-2013, 12:26 PM
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Better than expected in his own end. Logging big minutes.. Far worse than expected offensively.. I think Tomas W grade is far too kind, C- would be more correct IMO.

Overall I'm pleased with his tournament.
i think his lack of offense has stemmed from his concentration of playing well in his own zone. his numbers in the AHL (and watching him on the Flyers) indicate he's got some offensive flare i just think it's gonna take a little bit of time for him to do both (be defensively responsible and create opportunities on the opposite end of the ice). just my opinion

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He have scored a goal in the final so up his offensive grade.

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Great player. But where is the physical game?


edit: as in hitting..


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Great player. But where is the physical game?
Physical as in hitting or physical as in using your body to keep them away from the puck/separate them?

Imagine the HUGE confidence boost for Gus after winning gold in the WC. Gonna be fun this coming season.

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05-19-2013, 04:20 PM
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To the big mass of hockey fans in Sweden, he was unknown before this tournament. There was uncertainty how he would handle the big ice and National team debut. I'd say that both him and Tallinder impressed the hell out of me, Gustafsson in particular. Smart player, good possession game, plays it safe in his own zone. This tourny he almost played like Lidström-lite defensively, but without the offensive upside.

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To the big mass of hockey fans in Sweden, he was unknown before this tournament. There was uncertainty how he would handle the big ice and National team debut. I'd say that both him and Tallinder impressed the hell out of me, Gustafsson in particular. Smart player, good possession game, plays it safe in his own zone. This tourny he almost played like Lidström-lite defensively, but without the offensive upside.
Easy there champ

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Note the "lite" part.

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One of our best players on ice for the final, played it like a champ.

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He was much stronger along the boards than I expected, and he was a good fit with the bigger guys he got paired with. He had a Brodin-esque tournament, logging big minutes and not making mistakes.

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He was much stronger along the boards than I expected, and he was a good fit with the bigger guys he got paired with. He had a Brodin-esque tournament, logging big minutes and not making mistakes.
For a smaller player, he plays very well along the boards...something he's learned from Timonen.

Actually, he's far more similar in play style to Timonen than anyone else I can realistically think of.

Bodes well for the Flyers.

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The Flyers have two Swedish prospects that could help them out in a big way in the future: Erik Gustafsson and Joacim Eriksson.

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The Flyers have two Swedish prospects that could help them out in a big way in the future: Erik Gustafsson and Joacim Eriksson.
Flyers fans wish we still had Eriksson.

Some are praying we get him under contract. He's a UFA right now, and the Flyers may have made a huge blunder not locking him up if they had the opportunity before.

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For a smaller player, he plays very well along the boards...something he's learned from Timonen.

Actually, he's far more similar in play style to Timonen than anyone else I can realistically think of.

Bodes well for the Flyers.
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