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WC: Team Sweden Roster

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Eye of Ra, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    There are rumors that Gronborg is signing on as an assistant coach with the Rangers, so you guys might be getting a new coach.
     
  2. aphyro

    aphyro För evigt trogen AIK

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    Lol are you joking? where did you see this rumors?
     
  3. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    Craig Custance mentioned it on his podcast, and a poster in our section who usually has good inside info said its almost a done deal.
     
  4. aphyro

    aphyro För evigt trogen AIK

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    Not heard of it on Swedish newspapers so i guess it's a secret then
     
  5. VictorLustig

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    I would absolutely not. The Larsson-OEL pairing is a match made in heaven. Heck, Larsson was way better this year than Hedman was last year, no way you leave him off. Klingberg is not the 7th D and replace Edler with Lindholm.
     
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    Would not mind Grönborg staying if he continued to coach this way. He was way more active during the games than in previous tournaments. Wish him good luck with the Rangers (if true).

    Now let's hope they don't replace him with one of the old dinosaurs.
     
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    Well in a vacuum no obviously but I was taking, percieved obviously, team syngery and roles into the equation. For example Klingberg might be the 3rd best swedish defender at the moment but to put it blunt Karlsson is just a better version of him.
     
  8. LiveeviL

    LiveeviL No unique points

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    Just running points regular season gives a top 11 (take away Kronwall for age, to get a top 10) which I can live with each one of them on the national team. ?/- is not the best stat. But it is remarkable that Hedman got #2 in points and #1 in +/-. #2 in ToI too.


    On Edler. Just looking at stats is a bit unfair to Edler though. He is not only on a team in current decline, VAN also got very little to show for in the category of D. His pairing has not always been Tanev and then it is just bad no matter what. Being an offensive minded D man with a lousy pairing makes things with your +/-. Still even with that considered he is currently not better than being placed in a heap of other D-men as a possible 7th man. It feels good rambling about D as a Swedish fan.
     
  9. aphyro

    aphyro För evigt trogen AIK

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    Well you was right according to this Grönborg jagas av NHL-klubbar

    But it says Carolina and Buffalo not Rangers :eek:

    Dident know Grönborgs wife were American.
     
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  10. Tomas W

    Tomas W Registered User

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    I think so, he had a convincing performance in Denmark, thats for sure. We need people that can hit, not too many of that without him.
     
  11. Eye of Ra

    Eye of Ra Registered User

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    greybeard is chased by khl clubs too .
     
  12. LaGu

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    For the Olympics
    Based on my personal preferences and this tournament, I'd roll with:
    Hedman - Karlsson (the few times they played together I have really liked this pair)
    OEL - Larsson
    Lindholm - Klingberg
    Ekholm

    Edit: the order of 2nd/3rd pair is not really important, Lindholm Klingberg could be 2nd and OEL 3rd.

    I love what Larsson brings to the table and loved his play this tournament so I would leave that pair as it was. However I obviously fully understand why some would put Ekholm in his place.


    There are 4 years left to the Olympics though.
    Hedman, Karlsson and Ekholm will all be 31 years old.
    Larsson and Klingberg will be 29 years old.
    Lindholm will be 28 years old.

    Klefbom and Brodin will also be in their primes as well at 28 years old.

    Of course none of these guys will be too old, but I have a hard time seeing either of Edler or Stralman, who both will be 35 years old, make it with this competition.

    Seeing how the progression of D men and the game has been these last years (going younger/faster) I would also not be at all surprised if the 2022 Olympic team includes at least 2 players under the age of 25, i.e. none of the above. That said it is definitely true that all mentioned above make up a helluva group and they could very well make up the entire D core in the Olympics.
     
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