Alexander Hellstrom almost signed

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    northern jake Registered User

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    According to Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, Alexnader Hellstrom is close to signing a contract with the Blues.
    The article says that the Blues really want him to come over and that he's allready been to two camps with the team.

    The whole article:
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/...061217,00.html

    Hellstrom... hmm... makes for a cool nick name.
    How about Hell-boy? :yo:

    GO BLUES!
     
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  3. Thanks for the information.

    What can you tell us about him and how his game will translate to the NHL. From what I have seen and heard, he is a tough defensive defenseman who is pretty mobile.
     
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    He's physical stay at home D-man. Not afraid to drop the gloves(fought with Roman Vopat in PO, and done well).
     
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    woohoo! I'm loving the outlook of the Blues of the future. :yo:
     
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    Roman Vopat, now thats a name from the past....... I remember everyone being PO'd when he was part of the Gretzky deal
     
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    a name i still get made about as kings fan, kings ended up with garbage for gretzky and could never recover.
     
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    Hellstrom - best name ever.
     
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    I have a friend who plays in the Swedish tier-3 named Hellman :D
     
  11. His rating on HF is only 5.0C. Seems low compared to guys like Jonas Junland and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Is he as good/better than them? How does he compare in potential?
     
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    He is very defensive minded but very strong physically (good hitting) and has a competent passning game. Skating is good with his large frame as well. Offensively he has not much to offer though.

    Add; IMO he is not in Junlands nor Hjalmarssons class, but he has the potential to become really good anyway.
     
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    Someone called him a swedish Väänänen, but I can't think he's possibly that strong combo of upper and lower body strength ^^
     
  14. How good do you expect Junland and Hjalmarsson to be? Can you give some comparisons?

    From what I understand, they both have more complete offensive game, while perhaps not as intense defensively. Not that they are not good defensively, but not as aggressive as Hellstrom.
     

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