I expected more after all the Mårts-hype. Still, an ok game.
3rd line impressed me and I'd love to see more of Kruger in the next game. Ekholm gives off Ekman-Larsson vibes, amazing player.
Erixon-Rundblad is clearly not working. Rundblad needs to be able to go on the offence.. today all he could do was clean up after Erixon who had a pretty poor debut..
Special teams needs a lot of work. Erixon, Rundblad and especially Lindström in PK? In PP sure, but PK? Seriously?
I saw Junland and Petrasek on the PP, which is fine but they should replace Junland with Rundblad and make a special teams pairing. Rundblad-Petrasek and Ekholm-Johansson would have been better. Fälth should get a look on the PP aswell whenever he gets to play.
No way both Krüger and Silvferberg shouldn't be playing the rest based on their game last night, but since Dick is injured they probably will anyways. Arlbrandt has been called in for the two games in Finland.
Was Rundblad playing badly? He seems to be benched for this game.
Rundblad played fairly well, but he had a turnover in the game against Russia which resulted in a goal against. I guess thats why he sat on the bench.
Still seemed a bit odd as he played better than, for instance, Erixon who also had a couple of turnovers, one (or two?) which led to a goal against.
And turnovers seemed a very common occurance in this last game.. Lost because of "Rookie-mistakes" huh? wasn't able to watch the last part, but what happened? Complete meltdown?
Now I'd hate to agree with Wikegård, but is Mårts really that great?
I prefer him over BÅG and I guess I'll wait with the complaining until things get serious .. but I'm doubting the hype.