WJC: 2020 Team Sweden Roster Talk

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  1. Eye of Ra

    Eye of Ra https://youtu.be/vDvMIRm7KiM?t=14083

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    Samuel Fagemo - Jacob Olofsson - Filip Hållander
    Alexander Holtz - David Gustafsson - Lucas Raymond
    Zion Nybeck - Oscar Bäck - Noel Gunler
    Albin Eriksson - Hugo Gustafsson - Jonathan Berggren
    Simon Holmström

    HM: Nils Höglander, Filip Cederqvist, Lukas Wernblom, Albin Grewe, Carl Jakobsson,
    David Lilja, Marcus Karlberg, Linus Nässen, Adam Falk, Nikola Pasic, Karl Henriksson,
    Arvid Costmar, Marcus Westfält, Anton Heikkinen, Wilson Johansson, Nils Thomasson,
    Lucas Feuk, Albin Sundsvik, Oscar Bjerselius, Max Wahlgren, Elmer Söderblom, Oscar Lawner,
    Isac Andersson.

    Rasmus Sandin - Adam Boqvist
    Philip Broberg - Victor Söderström
    Tobias Björnfot - Mattias Norlinder
    Nils Lundkvist

    HM: Linus Cronholm, Adam Ginning, Christian Lindberg, Filip Johansson, Axel Andersson,
    Axel Bergqvist, Helge Grans, Simon Lundmark. Alex Brännstam, Ludvig Hedström,
    Albert Johansson, Albert Lyckåsen.

    Hugo Alnefeldt
    Jesper Eliasson
    Olof Lindblom
    Jesper Myrenberg
    Jesper Wallstedt
    Calle Clang
    Matteus Ward


    Will be a strong team. Lots of options. This tournament will be on big ice, perfect for us.
     
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  2. AB13

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    Will Sandin and Boqvist not play in the NHL?
     
  3. Eye of Ra

    Eye of Ra https://youtu.be/vDvMIRm7KiM?t=14083

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    There is a chance for that, yes.

    Dahlin could play this tournament too, which is insane, but he will ofc be in NHL,
     
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    We could win, us and USA look like the strongest teams on paper. I would have Ginning in over Norlinder and Höglander in over Eriksson/Holmström though
     
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    I don't like the idea of both Hållander and Olofsson on the top line honestly. I'm also pretty sure that Nils Höglander is a top six player in next WJC, unsless something happens like indjuries. For me the first line would be Fagemo - Gustafsson - Höglander. Much more skill and Gustafsson is the most solid C and awesome at faceoffs. If Raymond and Holtz has good seasons they should also be top six in my mind. Maybe centered by Olofsson or Bäck.
     
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    I agree about the top line, but who should be the starting goalie?
     
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    Those centers look rough. I'd consider playing Hållander at C. Also, Norlinder?
     
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    Eye of Ra https://youtu.be/vDvMIRm7KiM?t=14083

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    meh the wingers are super skilled, not all 3 players on every line needs to be super skilled...our centers will be smart--and..hardworking...
     
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    Yeah we don't have very offensively skilled centers. That's why I'm saying that you need someone like Höglander to distribute som pucks in the offensive zone, because Fagemo is foremost a sniper and the C on that line would be a solid two-way guy most likely. And yes I could also see Hållander playing at C.
     
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    I have no idea. I guess the first half of next season will tell.
     
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    Hållander isn't smart and hardworking? Putting Hållander at 2C with Raymond & Holtz with Höglander taking the 1RW spot would probably do good.
     
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    I don't know too much, but how about this lineup?

    Samuel Fagemo - Filip Hållander - Nils Höglander
    Alexander Holtz - David Gustafsson - Lucas Raymond
    Noel Gunler- Jacob Olofsson - Jonathan Berggren
    Simon Holmström - Hugo Gustavsson - Zion Nybeck
    Albin Eriksson

    Rasmus Sandin - Adam Boqvist
    Adam Ginning - Nils Lundqvist
    Phillip Broberg - Victor Söderström
    Tobias Björnfot

    Olof Lindbom
    Hugo Alnefelt
     
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    Yeah that could work. I still think Gustafsson is the first center. His faceoffs are way too valuable. He was also basically our first C in previous WJC. Also Oscar Bäck will most likely have a spot on the team. Noel Gunler needs to work hard from now on to show that he deserves a spot. And I think you more or less nailed the defence.

    Samuel Fagemo - David Gustafsson - Nils Höglander
    Alexander Holtz - Jacob Olofsson - Lucas Raymond
    Jonathan Berggren - Filip Hållander - Noel Gunler
    Simon Holmström - Oscar Bäck - Albin Eriksson
    Karl Henriksson
     
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    Good point, although I was not impressed by Oscar Bäck this WJC. He could very well take Hugo Gustavssons spot, we will se how they play next season. I forgot about Karl Henriksson, he was brilliant at the U18 and would be a good option. Zion Nybeck looks promising and may earn a spot.
     
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    Yeah but Monten likes Bäck. I think Olofsson looked pretty awful at WJC aswell. I think the extra forward should be a guy who can play C. Karl Henriksson is a good choice. So is Hugo Gustavsson I guess, I don't really know a lot about him to be honest. I guess there is a limit on how many guys born -02 Monten would put on the team. But if Nybeck has a great season, preferably with some games in SHL, he could make the team of course.
     
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    Hugo Gustafsson impresses me every time I watch him. I think he has a good chance to make this team. Overall our centers are the furthest thing from sexy, I like David Gustafsson the most. There is a lack of high end talent up front but I think we have a pretty deep team. Won't be hard to predict the defense, it's just a matter of who becomes available.
     
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    Karl Henriksson definitely looks more promising than Bäck and Olofsson, so he could get a top 6 spot if he develops well over the season
     
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    I am not sure about the lack of talent up front, we have a lot of skilled wingers but our centers are garbage. Sadly Gunler and Nybeck might still be a little too young to dominate, but Holtz and Raymond should be able to put up impressive numbers. Our defence will probably be the best in the tournament as usual, but the forwards might be 3rd-5th.
     
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    Karl henriksson impressed me at u18. He looked 10x better than ivan Gretzky.
     
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    Or Wayne Hlinka
     
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    Yeah such a stupid name of a cup.
     
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    That's a bold statement I think. They were not really dominant players as underagers in this U18 tournament so expecting them to be great as double underagers at the WJC is perhaps a bit too much to ask for. I want to see them make the team first.
     
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    It might be a bold statement, and perhaps you are right. I think we don't have too much offensive skill without them, and therefore I expect them to make it. They were dominant as underage players in the Superelit and Hlinka Gretzky competitions, and both played really well in the U18, I think. I would probably say they were dominant, even though they weren't absolutely outstanding. With impressive numbers I don't mean challenging for the scoring title, more like 4-8 points or something along those lines.

    Raymond especially has so many unique abilities in terms of high level skating, playmaking, deking, shooting and forechecking, so I expect him to translate very well to the U20 WJC. Holtz already has the physical attributes of a 20 year old, so I don't expect that to be a problem either. I am worried Monten won't put his trust in them though, as he hasn't done with a lot of youngsters in the past, except for Dahlin,
     
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    I think they will make the team, but they also have to take another step in their development. I'm not sure they can do that in SuperElit, or I don't think U20 hockey is enough. One big difference tho is that they won't have the same pressure to produce and carry their team at WJC U20 as they probably felt at U18. Also the other teams can't match lines against them as easy as they won't be the leading line of the Swedish U20 team.
     
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    I dont know, I expect Raymond and Holtz to show domination in the tournament to be worthy of their top-5 draft status. Sweden wont lean on other lines (as was the case for McDavid in his draft year), and they will not be playing against insane competition. From the 2018 draft, the best players playing in the tournament may be Barret Hayton (may make the Yotes), Rasmus Sandin and ... Rasmus Kupari maybe? For the 2019 draft, I assume Hughes and Kakko will be in the NHL, so best in the tournament from that draft may be Podkolzin, Turcotte and Byram. I definitely expect Raymond, Holtz, and Lafreniere for Canada to play like standouts in this tournament.
     

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