Silfverberg will have a much bigger impact than Rundblad.
The way Rundblad played in the SEL was never gonna translate well to the NHL. He played hockey like he was Bobby Orr, which is impossible with the increased speed and smaller ice in the NHL. I even called this last year: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...5&postcount=20
Silfverberg on the other hand relies on his good work ethic and his excellent release. Both skills which are very effective and important in the NHL.
Rundblad will be a good one but not on ottawa with karlsson here
If that 2nd rounder turns into a decent player that could tip the scale's for Phoenix. Otherwise, I think its a pretty even trade.
I like Turris' defensive game a lot. I like how he creates plays, and wins some battle in the corners, but he has yet to show this knack for scoring goals I've heard a lot about. The guy has 6 goals this year... Six.
I haven't given up on him yet, but he really needs to show me something soon.
As per Silfverberg... Apparently he's a bit weak in the corners, and could bulk up a bit. Skates well, great shot and good defensively... Sounds like Kyle Turris haha. Not intentional.
I think Brynas is going to do ok without him. Ironhook and Larsson is going to be one year older and better next season. And I think we are going to see the emergence of the 2013 draftee Elias Lindholm. He is probably the most talented player to come out of Brynas since Backstrom.
I'd love to see Silfverberg on Ottawa's second line next year. I think he is going to have about 0,5 PPG in his rookie year and playing solid overall.