Prospect Info: Round 5, Pick 139, Linus Hogberg , D, Vaxjo Lakers, Sweden

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    Name: Linus Högberg
    Postion: Defense
    Team: Vaxjo Lakers (SHL/Superelit)
    Birthday: September 4, 1998
    Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    Height: 6' 1"
    Weight: 183lb
     
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    A Swedish 5th round pick? Sign me up
     
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    He's really young, just made the cutoff by 11 days. The youngest player drafted so far.
     
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    Right or left side?
     
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    That's probably one factor in his favor, 6 months growth just to catch up to the average draft eligible prospect.
     
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    Left.
     
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    I had him on a list of Euro D to watch out for in 4th onwards... decent value.

    Very solid U18 and U20 numbers this year from Dman and got to play a few SHL games, which is always a good sign.

    I have only seen him play once, and was not really watching him properly as it was an SHL game and he hardly played... but from little I have seen and bit I have read:

    Likes jumping into rush
    Good offensive skill
    Good skater
     
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    Has a twin brother and we have three picks left. Wonder if they go for it?
     
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    If Appleyard likes him, we like him
     
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    what player can you compare him to in NHL? but I like the value especially in the 5th
     
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    2nd highest scoring u18 defenseman in the SuperElit on one of the worst teams in the league.
     
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    Between that and his age barely making the cut-off date, I love this pick. Exactly the kind of pick I love to see in the later rounds. Lots of room for growth that people didn't get a chance to see yet.
     
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    I really wanted the Panthers to pick him up. The Flyers already have great dman prospect and you just added a really good one.
     
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    His twin hasn't been picked yet. Free agent pick up for us? :popcorn:
     
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    This guy is immediately my favorite pick. Hogberg? What a name! I hope he becomes a mainstay in this organization so I can proudly wear a Hogberg jersey.
     
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    Högberg translates High Mountain.
     
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    Hogberg for president.
     
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    Technically his twin wasn't ranked so it's a similar situation to a few years ago when the Canucks drafted Patrik Vesterholm but left Pontus undrafted. That being said the Nucks did invite Pontus to camp so maybe we'll do the same with Hoberg's brother (who is also called Pontus :yo:)
     
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    How do you pronounce his name? Hoag Berg or Hog berg?
     
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    Funny you didn't use the Sanheim's as the example,
     
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    You won't be able to pronounce it unless you spend some time with Swedes or really practice it. That "o" sound in Swedish is a vowel sound that we don't really have in English - it is like a subtle, flat and compressed version of the "oo" in foot. You almost have to say "Hogberg" as if it is "Hoogberg" (with the "oo" as in "foot") and pout as you say it while pursing your lips. The "berg" at the end is sort of like "berry" though I have heard Swedes pronounce it straightforwardly like we would, as just "berg."

    In my defense, I haven't been there since 2003, and I have had precious little practice since then, so I could be a bit off. I do know how to say the most vile curse in Swedish, if anyone ever needs it :sarcasm::naughty:
     
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    I always forget Taylor exists.
     
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    Hextall called Hogberg their sleeper pick and he seemed almost giddy that the Flyers were able to select him where they did.
     
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    Or the Sandström's!

    We are flush with twin's... well, one half of a set of twins anyway.
     

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