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  1. Redwingsfan

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    johan gustafsson!!! born 02.28.92

    a week ago he made hes debut in the swedish allsvenskan. the tierII mens league in sweden at age 14:eek: and stopped 41 out of 44 shots against the second best team in the league (he plays for one of the worst teams).

    this guy has some serious talent. i have never seen a 14 year old move around in the net this good.

    he is eligible for the 2010 draft and if he continues to develop he can go very high.

    here is short video with an intervju (in swedish), some footage from the game and some from a practise.

    http://svt.se/svt/play/video.jsp?a=761565

    what do you think??
     
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    no one has anything to say about this???
     
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    Well, I'm imagining a 14 year old playing in the AHL and getting slaughtered, so this kid must be really good, is he actually on the team's roster? What team is it?
     
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    I didn't understand a word spoken, but he seems to be decent size and pretty comfortable in net. Hard to really say anything with just a small blurb though.
     
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    There is 101 things that can go wrong or atleast not ice hockey right for him before 2010.
     
  6. well because the video didnt really show anything.

    Tier 2 Swedish mens leauge is not equivalent to the AHL btw. I would say ECHL.
     
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    From what I have heard, he was before this game not even ranked top 4-5 among Swedish goalies born 1992. Only reason he got to play is that Arboga (a team with a piss poor junior academy) did not have a better option...

    That being said, his performances were quite good.
     
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    yes. he is on the teams roster. he is playing for arboga in the swedish allsvenskan. the reason he is on the team this early is because arboga has had som serious financial problems and i think 14 players has left the team.
     
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    well, wikegård said he thought he was going to be a star goalie in the SEL in about 5-10 years. and i think he knows what he's talking about;)
     
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    The same Wikegård who thougt Odoya (with all his offensive upside) was nothing more then an enforcer... well that goes for most of the players he have coached.
     
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    imo he doesnt have a lot of offensive upside. i dont think he will ever be more than a #5-6 defensive minded d-man.
     

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