Loui Eriksson SEL rookie of the year..

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  1. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    According to this article: LINK

    18-year old Frölunda winger Loui Eriksson has been selected as the rookie of the year in the Swedish Elite League 2003/04.

    - The greatest prospect Swedish hockey has for the moment, says team Sweden U20 coach Torgny Bendelin.


    Eriksson has however had an excellent season. In the regular season he amassed 8 goals and 5 assists in 45 games and in the playoffs he even stepped up a notch scoring 1 goal and 5 assists in 10 games. Do not be surprised if Eriksson already next season will be a key-player in Frölunda

    Previous notable winners include Nylanders, Johnson, Tellqvist and Zetterberg.
     
  2. leafaholix*

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    Loui Eriksson > Zach Parise.

    ;)

    Take it to the bank and cash it.
     
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    Great news. I thought he had a chance to sneak into HF's top 50 but....
     
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    Just goes on to show how forgotten the Stars prospect base really is. I've gotten used to it, as do most, but it would be nice if we get noticed for instance. Maybe it's because our fanbase at HF is rather slim or because we don't have a writer, who knows. But, from the positions they had to draft from, the Stars scouts have done a remarkeble job drafting. Far better then they get credit for, or the lack thereof.

    The greatest prospect Swedish hockey has for the moment, says team Sweden U20 coach Torgny Bendelin

    That's a pretty high praise there, and comes from a person that knows more about Swedish prospects than most at HF. Not sure what their standards for prospects are, but he should have made HF's list wherever Steen made it, if not, maybe even higher.
     
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    Above Steen, Liv, Nillson high praise indeed
     
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    Eriksson is turning out to be a great pickup for the Dallas Stars
     
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    Glad i nabbed him in the 2nd round last year in my keeper league, me smart ;)
     
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    Maybe it's not the Stars prospect that are forgotten but simply this player as well as others ? By experience, you always see some players always hype & wont ever change. (see Jani Rita, I dont know if he's still that can't miss prospect but he still considered that future good player by many people)
     
  9. Or possibly the crazy hype of a certain player by the name of Miettinen has caused Stars prospects to be lightly regarded. Same theory with Sejna and the Blues. Too much hype and expectation and not enough looking like they belong in the NHL.
     
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    miets likely will make the stars next year but clearly was out of place as a top 6 forward.
     
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    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Miettinen hyped? Miettinen was the first prospect of Stars property that got proper credit, even though it was only for about a month. Just because he got mentioned in Calder topics doesn't mean he was hyped. In fact, I don't recall anyone even daring to predict him winning it. You can't even put him in the same boat as Sejna who was predicited to be the eventual winner by about 50% here at HF (including me :eek: ) Also, Miettinen was positing simular numbers and made the same impact before he won the MVP award in his native league, yet no one really noticed him untill he actually won it. There's something about the Stars prospects that makes them underrated, underapreciated or unnoticed. I don't know what it is, and I am sure that there are more fanbases that feel like this, but the facts are there.
     
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    Thats quite a statement....do u htink Eriksson is that good/potential?...cause from what ive seen I really like Parise and in my opinion he has star potential.
     
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    They both do. Impossible to say who will be better. Parise probably has the better credentials to be a good player in the NHL at this point in time.
     
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    Is he better then Robert Nilsson?
     
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    He is ranked higher than Nilsson on eliteprospects.com and the random Swedish poster seems to agree on that.
     
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    According to eliteprospects.com, Steen is still > Eriksson.
    Which one is it?
     
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    Steen is nearly one and a half years older and thus has proven himself more, to be the saver pick. I figure that we know more about this after Loui finishes his sophomore season in the SEL.
     
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    Dallas acctually has 3 prospects in the swedish elitleague who could be NHL:ers. Eriksson, Hagos and Joel Lundqvist. Eriksson has the best offensive potential of the 3 but Hagos will be a good third line center. Lundqvist skating is holding back a bit but I think he could be a fine contributor in 1-2 years.

    Steen is ahead of Eriksson at the moment so is Robert Nilsson IMO. But as you said Modano lets wait for Eriksons sophmore season before we compare him to the other 2.
     
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    Great 2nd round pick by the Stars.
     
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