Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Seachd, May 16, 2018.
I've been watching the Oilers D all season and I have my concerns...
Smart D adapt to leagues and different styles. Klingberg bounced around teams and leagues in Euro hockey because he made risky plays and played a wild style and coaches could handle it. But he had the hockey IQ to adjust his game to NA.
Not saying Petersson will ever be close to Klingberg, but I ve learned to not put much stock into how non elite taltents play in europe. Different game, different styles. Hockey IQ is the one thing that will make or break a player
BLOG: Persson earns SHL Player of the Month honours
He was awarded with the SHL player of the month award for November.
Looks like he doesn't need Petersson to get by in the SHL. He had 9 points in 8 games.
I was really worried that he was only good last year because of EP, but clearly the kid has talent. Can't wait to see him at TC next year.
Training camp next year will be the first time that we have some REALLY tough choices to make on D. Bouchard, Persson, Bear and Jones all have a real shot at making it, and Lagesson is even a dark horse.
Persson could get some games in with the Oilers at the end of this season.
If Filip Berglund comes over he has a legitimate shot as well.
When is his season over?
Great problem to have
The SHL finals finished up on the 22nd of April last season.
Thanks. I wonder if he'd come over and play in Bako for some games so that we can get a good look at him as a player on NA ice?
I'd love that. Get to see him early and give him a better sense of what to expect next year.
He will be added to the Swedish world championship squad--they start training almost right after the SHL season ends
I know in North America the worlds is not that important--but here in Europe many countries take it seriously
SHL ends beginng March.
All teams play at least one play-in or play-out round (best of three) until mid-march.
Quarter finals: mid March to end March.
Semis: end March to early/mid April.
Finals: early/mid April to end April.
Vaxjo will 99% make the quarter finals, so at the earliest end March.
Skelleftea I would say the same but they are in bad form right now and are falling behind fast.
He could say no, even though I doubt he will. It's not a great situation to be honest, he has little chance of making the team. The last two years were magic for team Swe and the hype was huge, all invited NA players came. Even if half of them say yes he'd still be cut.
you just made me laugh
Anyway, yeah. Joel will not say no to a chance to play WHC, even though chances are slim.
I think he will get a longer look this year.
My concerns are about his lack of physical play and play in his own zone
I agree, as you know I had the same worries at the beginning of the season. He looked lost, now he looks much more assertive. I think that this is a very talented late bloomer, but more importantly he is such a mature player. Maybe it has to do with not being a pro until a few years ago, he seemsto have respect for what is necessary to succeed but at the same time lack respect for opponents when playing (in a good way).
He's had a bit of a slow month but I am still electing to jam pack this guy with hope and expectations.
I have now seen him play 4 times and he reminds me of MAB--while he gets points, he looks lost in his own zone and his coach is afraid to have in his zone unless his team is on the PP
trade the bum!
Like I said--I have my concerns and I hope posters do not just look at this stats and rub their hands together
We all laughed at the Patrick Stefan missed empty net goal--do we remember the D man that coughed up the puck? MAB..that is the type of plays that he gets involved in in his own zone
I haven't even seen much of him but as with @BoldNewLettuce, I had my hope's way up!
MAB got a +1 there baby!
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