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12-11-2011, 03:36 PM
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I don'2 recall who was the first?
Pontus Åberg.

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12-13-2011, 04:45 AM
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NY Rangers prospect Jesper Fasth have signed a new 2-yr contract with HV71.

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12-13-2011, 04:53 AM
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Because I just think it would have been better for his development.
I`m sure it will benefit his development, playing a few games in a mens leauge and in j20 superelit.
Next season he will be a full time Modo player in a mens league at 18 years old. Playing on the larger ice will benefit his skating and the way he sees the ice.
Gonna be a great player in a NHL club some day, while carrying the best from NA and Europe.

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12-13-2011, 01:31 PM
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NY Rangers prospect Jesper Fasth have signed a new 2-yr contract with HV71.
Makes sense. With the recent injury I expect him to stay at least another year in Sweden. Go the Silfverberg route, play with the National team and all that.

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12-13-2011, 03:12 PM
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Makes sense. With the recent injury I expect him to stay at least another year in Sweden. Go the Silfverberg route, play with the National team and all that.
By the sounds of it, it's still expected he signs with NYR by the end of the season. Whether that means he actually goes to NYR...I wouldn't know.

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12-19-2011, 10:55 AM
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By the sounds of it, it's still expected he signs with NYR by the end of the season. Whether that means he actually goes to NYR...I wouldn't know.
They need to sign him to retain his rights, so it's not really an indicator either way.

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12-19-2011, 12:16 PM
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Who would those who see Johan Larsson often compare him to? Does he have a solid chance to be a top 6 guy in the NHL or is it more likely he's just one of those strong third line-type of players?
Somewhere along the lines of a meaner, slicker Brooks Laich. I've heard people comparing him to Mikko Koivu as well. But haven't seen him play all that much myself, Koivu that is.

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Somewhere along the lines of a meaner, slicker Brooks Laich. I've heard people comparing him to Mikko Koivu as well. But haven't seen him play all that much myself, Koivu that is.
Thats not a bad comparison. I haven't seen Larsson play that much but from what I've seen/heard he, like Koivu, is very straightforward, strong, not an incredible skater but not bad either, great two-way play, both more playmakers?

Mikael Granlund said in an interview, when asked who are some guys to look out for in the WJC, that Larsson plays a very straightforward game, is very strong and drives straight to the net. Also is a leader on the ice. All that sounds a bit like Koivu.

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12-19-2011, 02:47 PM
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I've seen Larsson as a M.Koivu light for some time. He isn't as tall but built like a truck and possess very similar abilities. Mikko probably has better skating and Johan plays with some more physical edge, but other than that they both have the two-way, better playmaking than shooting, terrific work ethic and leadership.. It's a question where Larsson's offensive abilities take him, he's a pretty sure bet for at least a 3rd line. It took Mikko some time to get his offense going at NHL level, I can see the same happening for Johan.

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12-19-2011, 03:02 PM
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This is what I can't get my head around; Larsson (and Granlund) are blowing Koivu out of the water offensively at the same age. Was he just that much of a late bloomer? Or does Larsson have legitimate offensive upside?

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12-19-2011, 03:22 PM
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This is what I can't get my head around; Larsson (and Granlund) are blowing Koivu out of the water offensively at the same age. Was he just that much of a late bloomer? Or does Larsson have legitimate offensive upside?
Legitimate offense at the SEL and junior level, but NHL is (probably) another thing. The fact that he isn't one of the fastest skaters could possibly hinder him from being a big offensive threat. A lot of his SEL and junior competition success comes from working harder than anyone else, you'll notice his forechecking at the WJC. I think skating is his biggest area of improvement going forward, especially the first few strides.

Tough to compare with Mikko's development curve. Mikko's had steady progress, but in a way yes he's definitely a late bloomer. Don't know where to find draft size, but I'm pretty sure Mikko wasn't as physically developed at the same age.

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12-19-2011, 11:35 PM
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how's Marcus Högberg projecting compared to guys like Lehner, Markström, Dansk and so on?

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12-20-2011, 01:18 AM
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In for a treat today. Elias Lindholm, Captain Ironhook's cousin, is in Brynäs lineup for tonight. He's going to center Wännström and Emil Molin.

He should be getting some games now unless any Swedes get injured at the WJC. In which case he's off to Calgary.

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I have not followed the whole thread, perhaps some players have been discussed plenty already but I'd like to have your opinion on these players for the 2012 draft

Gustav Rydahl, C, Frölunda
Niklas Folin, D, Frölunda
Marcus Oskarsson, D, Luleå
Christian Djoos, D, Brynäs
Jesper Pettersson, D, Linköping
Marcus Hellgren Smed, G, Leksands IF
Marcus Bohman, D, Modo Hockey
Linus Ullmark, G, Modo Hockey

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12-20-2011, 02:12 AM
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I have not followed the whole thread, perhaps some players have been discussed plenty already but I'd like to have your opinion on these players for the 2012 draft

Gustav Rydahl, C, Frölunda
Niklas Folin, D, Frölunda
Marcus Oskarsson, D, Luleå
Christian Djoos, D, Brynäs
Jesper Pettersson, D, Linköping
Marcus Hellgren Smed, G, Leksands IF
Marcus Bohman, D, Modo Hockey
Linus Ullmark, G, Modo Hockey
Djoos is atleast at more skilled player than his dad was. And he still holds the record for most assists scored by a defenseman in a single season in SEL. Size could potentially be an issue though.

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12-20-2011, 08:24 AM
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I have not followed the whole thread, perhaps some players have been discussed plenty already but I'd like to have your opinion on these players for the 2012 draft

Gustav Rydahl, C, Frölunda
Niklas Folin, D, Frölunda
Marcus Oskarsson, D, Luleå
Christian Djoos, D, Brynäs
Jesper Pettersson, D, Linköping
Marcus Hellgren Smed, G, Leksands IF
Marcus Bohman, D, Modo Hockey
Linus Ullmark, G, Modo Hockey
Rydahl is a big kid who can skate and throw the body around, somewhat limited offensive upside. Leadership qualites.

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12-20-2011, 10:14 AM
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I have not followed the whole thread, perhaps some players have been discussed plenty already but I'd like to have your opinion on these players for the 2012 draft

Gustav Rydahl, C, Frölunda
Niklas Folin, D, Frölunda
Marcus Oskarsson, D, Luleå
Christian Djoos, D, Brynäs
Jesper Pettersson, D, Linköping
Marcus Hellgren Smed, G, Leksands IF
Marcus Bohman, D, Modo Hockey
Linus Ullmark, G, Modo Hockey
Bohman: Good shutdown defenceman with great physique (he really looks like a beast for his age) and leadership. Has not played a single SEL game yet, but it should just be a matter of time IMO.

Ullmark: Big goalie with really good stats from the Swedish junior leagues. A step below Anton Forsberg (backup for the WJC) in Modo's system right now, though some say Ullmark actually is the biggest raw talent.

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12-20-2011, 10:17 AM
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I have not followed the whole thread, perhaps some players have been discussed plenty already but I'd like to have your opinion on these players for the 2012 draft

Gustav Rydahl, C, Frölunda
Niklas Folin, D, Frölunda
Marcus Oskarsson, D, Luleå
Christian Djoos, D, Brynäs
Jesper Pettersson, D, Linköping
Marcus Hellgren Smed, G, Leksands IF
Marcus Bohman, D, Modo Hockey
Linus Ullmark, G, Modo Hockey
Bohman: Good shutdown defenceman with great physique (he really looks like a beast for his age) and leadership. Has not played a single SEL game yet, but it should just be a matter of time IMO.

Ullmark: Big goalie with really good stats from the Swedish junior leagues. A step below Anton Forsberg (backup for the WJC) in Modo's system right now, though some say Ullmark actually is the biggest raw talent.

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12-20-2011, 02:42 PM
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I have not followed the whole thread, perhaps some players have been discussed plenty already but I'd like to have your opinion on these players for the 2012 draft

Gustav Rydahl, C, Frölunda
Niklas Folin, D, Frölunda
Marcus Oskarsson, D, Luleå
Christian Djoos, D, Brynäs
Jesper Pettersson, D, Linköping
Marcus Hellgren Smed, G, Leksands IF
Marcus Bohman, D, Modo Hockey
Linus Ullmark, G, Modo Hockey
Good leader, assistant captain for Linköping J20 despite being two years younger than the oldest guys on the team. Bit of a hotspur but has put some of his aggressiveness (too much if you ask me) behind him. Pretty small but uses his body very well and is absolutely not afraid to stick his head in.

He hasn't had such an impact on SuperElit as I thought after watching him some games in J18 Allsvenskan. He dominated the ice and was sometimes used as forward because of his offensive upside. This year might fall under "adjustment year" for him but let's see how he handles topp-10. Has the potential to be leading pp-defenseman already this year in LHC J20.

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12-21-2011, 07:48 PM
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What kind of player do Swedish fans think silfverberg will become in the NHL?

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12-22-2011, 05:56 PM
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What kind of player do Swedish fans think silfverberg will become in the NHL?
Pretty much anything the Sens wants him to become, except maybe an elite point scorer. I think the bar is somewhere along the lines of an Alfredsson light.

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I'm moving to Lund (near Malmo) next week for six months. Can anyone recommend me some prospects to watch for on the Redhawks or in the Allsvenskan in general?

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12-22-2011, 06:45 PM
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I'm moving to Lund (near Malmo) next week for six months. Can anyone recommend me some prospects to watch for on the Redhawks or in the Allsvenskan in general?
Go to Ängelholm and see Rögle, they have had a fantastic crop of juniors lately. Malmö not so much... Also, obviously Allsvenskan is the highest level hockey down there, but I would really recommend you to go see some J20 SuperElit, it's free and they play fun hockey.

If you want to see SEL hockey Växjö, Frölunda, and HV71 are the closest teams.

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12-22-2011, 07:51 PM
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I'm moving to Lund (near Malmo) next week for six months. Can anyone recommend me some prospects to watch for on the Redhawks or in the Allsvenskan in general?
You have Tim Heed and the Vesterholm twins. That's pretty much it on Malmo I think. On the other hand it's a perfect chance to see the other teams' prospects when they're in town, in the league's best building.

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12-22-2011, 10:07 PM
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Pretty much anything the Sens wants him to become, except maybe an elite point scorer. I think the bar is somewhere along the lines of an Alfredsson light.
So 30-30 two way forward?
that's the vibe I'm getting..

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