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08-14-2011, 01:50 PM
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Next great Swedish defenseman?

There is a large number of promising young Swedish defenseman who all seem to have the potential to be a norris candidate one day. But which prospect will be the best?

Ekman-Larsson
Erixon
Rundblad
Karlsson
Larsson
Hedman

Are some names to consider, among others. As a Devils fan I want to say Larsson but I think Karlsson will end up being the best offensive dman and Hedman the best all around.

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08-14-2011, 01:51 PM
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Brodin, book it.

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There is a large number of promising young Swedish defenseman who all seem to have the potential to be a norris candidate one day. But which prospect will be the best?

Ekman-Larsson
Erixon
Rundblad
Karlsson
Larsson
Hedman

Are some names to consider, among others. As a Devils fan I want to say Larsson but I think Karlsson will end up being the best offensive dman and Hedman the best all around.
Agree. But Larsson and Hedman are very close imo in terms of skill, Hedman just happens to be bigger.

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Larsson and OEL.

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I agree, karlsson best offensively, hedman is best all around

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There is a large number of promising young Swedish defenseman who all seem to have the potential to be a norris candidate one day. But which prospect will be the best?

Ekman-Larsson
Erixon
Rundblad
Karlsson
Larsson
Hedman

Are some names to consider, among others. As a Devils fan I want to say Larsson but I think Karlsson will end up being the best offensive dman and Hedman the best all around.
I think it will be one of these three.

My guess OEL

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Larsson
Hedman
OEL
Karlsson
Rundblad
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Posts like this destroy credibility.
I've seen them all developing, Brodin just has something special compared to other young swedish defensemen. Hes amongst the best. I don't think many swede will think that i'm crazy.


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Karlsson
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Magnus Nygren. The bigest steal of the draft no 113 by Montreal.
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Mattias Ekholm is my pick. He was great for Brynäs and the national team last year. Often overlooked though for no apparent reason.

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Mattias Ekholm is my pick. He was great for Brynäs and the national team last year. Often overlooked though for no apparent reason.
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Watching Victor Hedman for the past 2 years he is progressing nicely. It took him a little while to figure out the riggers of a full nhl season but these past playoffs he really took a huge step forward. The guy has incredible hockey sense and he started to use his size very well. With all the tangibles this guy has and when he pieces them all together its a thing of beauty. I have no doubt in my mind he will be competing for Norris trophies very soon. I expect him to have a breakout season next year.


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Watching Viktor Hedman for the past 2 years he is progressing nicely. It took him a little while to figure out the riggers of a full nhl season but these past playoffs he really took a huge step forward. The guy has incredible hockey sense and he started to use his size very well. With all the tangibles this guy has and when he pieces them all together its a thing of beauty. I have no doubt in my mind he will be competing for Norris trophies very soon. I expect him to have a breakout season next year.
That r looked like a n.

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08-14-2011, 03:01 PM
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Magnus Nygren. The bigest steal of the draft no 113 by Montreal.
Book it
Dang it. I was going to say this.

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Hedman and Larsson were both highly touted in their draft year, but I think Karlsson and OEL will have the best careers.

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Hedman
OEL
Larsson
Karlsson
Rundblad
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That r looked like a n.
Riggens?

Overall I think Karlsson will come out on top followed by Larsson and Hedman.

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Hedman
OEL
Karlsson
Rundblad
Larsson

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Needs more Klefbom in here.

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08-14-2011, 04:55 PM
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Larsson - The complete package
OEL - Has everything but needs to bulk up
Brodin - Best hockey sense
Hedman - Great tools. But worst hockey sense out of this bunch
E. Karlsson - Super offense, below average defense
Rundblad - Same as Karlsson. Bigger but not as good skater
Ekholm - Great two-way defenseman
Erixon - Great two-way defenseman
Klefbom - High upside, but questionable defense
J. Klingberg - Great offensively, below average defense

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