How is Färjestad using Oscar Klefbom?

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  1. 2min4lookingsogood

    2min4lookingsogood Registered User

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    This is really a question for Swedes on why he is playing so little in the Elitserien, anyone out there have any insight? It almost seems that the Oilers would be better off bringing him over next year than having Färjestad stunt his development. Thanks much.
     
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    They are not that bad just because of one player though.
     
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    Regardless of how good their team is if sweden wants to hold. Onto these first rounders they should be obligated to give them decent minutes.

    If they don't do this its surely going to disscourage players from wanting to play in the sel and the ahl will end up getting flooded with more yong high end talent.

    Same probably goes for the chl
     
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    My bad, sorry guys, was not thinking about the wrong player. Klefbom has been injured at the start of this season.

    What I meant with Färjestad in general this season, is that they have started really bad. Meaning some guys will see less game time.
     
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    Junior players are thrilled just to be in the SEL. No Swede would choose AHL over SEL unless their NHL team suggests/wants so. As for the obligated part, SEL clubs play to win firsthand, not to develop NHL players. Swedish clubs aren't too happy with how little compensation they get for players going overseas, either. But they will play the junior player if he improves the team.

    Klefbom had a miserable offseason/preseason. I don't know if that's why he hasn't played much, but it wouldn't surprise. At the end of the day, he's never been a regular SEL player yet. He has also played 6 games with the J20 team and has only produced one assist. Give him some time to get back on track. He's got ways to go before he can be thought as an NHL player anyway, as he's both a project and was one of the youngest draftees.
     
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    Klefbom had loads of injuries at the start of the season. Right now he is probably 9th on Färjestads depth chart (8th now with Frögren out), good play for the junior team and injuries will bump him up that chart.

    I sometimes think the SEL-teams signs just too many players, a SEL-team with some quality juniors doesn't need 2-3 extra senior forwards and 2-3 senior d-man. The best juniors just end up so crazy deep down the depth chart.
     
  7. This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. SEL teams aren't obligated to do anything. They play the players they deem the best to win hockey games. One of those players being a high draft pick has nothing to do with anything.
     
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    also should be noted that quite a lot of AHL teams play to win and aren't in the business of just handing out minutes to 1st round picks.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    And this guy is ranked higher than Jonas Brodin, who is playing on the same team?

    BTW from what I heard, they have a new coach which is one of the reasons why they are off to a bad start.
     
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    Sigh. Players play if they are good enough. End of.

    Like we said, Klefbom has been injured. Its not like anyone in the team has been playing especially good, so what is your point with Brodin?
     
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    The top 50 is based on end product, not current. They believe he will be better long run.
     
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    Brodin looked fantastic in the summer camp WJC tournament.

    Clearly, he is ranked too low by HF.
     
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    Yes, the swedish teams should stop icing the best line up and instead play the line ups the nhl-teams want. Nice logic.
     

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