Nilsson or Eriksson

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  1. Starsdude

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    It seems last year at this time that Robert Nilsson was supposed to be a top 10 pick. Well he was taken high but a guy who was on no one's radar Loui Eriksson has come on strong. Has Eriksson who is larger and younger by a few months surpassed Nilsson as a prospect. It sounds like the stars have a good one given HF still ranks Nilsson 33rd . I wonder if Eriksson will make the HF list
     
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    For pure offense, I'd take Nilsson... but I think Eriksson's the safer pick.

    He's apparentely a better two-way player... very much like Alexander Steen.
     
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    I will go the other way. I think Nilsson had a tough year and if he would have built on the year previous, this would be a moot discussion. We all remember that Markus Naslund didn't have his first point per game season until he was 28 years old as well. (I used him as the example because he has the same body type as Nilsson.)

    Top end offensive talents like Nilsson are hard to find. He is my pick.
     
  5. leafaholix*

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    But Naslund had a better sophomore season, he managed to double his production.

    Nilsson had 6 points in 34 games this past season before deciding to go to Fribourg.
     
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    Right now, definitely Eriksson. Not saying that Nilsson is a poor prospect by any means, only that Eriksson has clearly surpassed Nilsson this season.
    Eriksson (or "King Loui" if you prefer) has been praised a lot by his coach Conny Evensson and even more by team Sweden's U20 team coach Torgny Bendelin. In their opinion it seems Eriksson is even a better prospect than Steen.. which is something I am not yet totally convinced about.

    As for Nilsson .. the big question is where will he play next season? His old SEL team Leksand will likely get relegated from the SEL.. and I don't think he wants to go back there anyway. He wants to play for Djurgården but their economy is not directly excellent and obviously there is a risk signing a player like Nilsson .. who has been struggling big-time this season.
    I predict a SEL team will pick him up though.. but I wouldn't be surprised if we'll find him playing in North America next season.
     
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    That said will Nilsson languish in the AHL or does he become like Bergland who although talented seems to still be finding his way. I am fearful that Nilsson is like Huselius who teases a team but underpreforms for a top 6 forward. Erikkson , even if he becomes a Marcus Nilson a solid two way player
     
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    Yes I agree with Eriksson. Better all around player.
     
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