Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by VictorLustig, Jan 24, 2018.
Holmstrom is playing at the U18 Worlds. How has he looked?
Pretty good imo.
Good speed, nice hands, shifty. Been one of the better forwards offensively.
Holmström is the only Swedish forward tis year with obvious top-6 upside. Hopefully he can stay healthy.
I'd throw in Höglander, but I do think Holmström has a higher ceiling than him.
I've really liked Holmström in this tournament. He has everything you want in a forward pretty much. Maybe not elite skill but I definitely think he could be a very good 2nd liner in the NHL.
Really curious to see where he goes in the draft. I could see him having a big breakout year next season if he can stay healthy.
Simon Holmstrom Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #48
Did he lost some of his skating due to the hip surgery?
Not skating per se. Could not train for 6 months though so he looked a bit out of shape. He's an excellent skater.
Underrated player IMO. Some team is gonna get a good player in the late 2nd.
Highly doubt he'll be available there. Think there's a good chance he goes in the 1st round.
I think he should go around there but most rankings/mocks have him late 2nd. ISS has him 49th, Button has him 43rd, eliteprospects has him 49th, Fisher has him 46th in rankings, 53rd in his mock, Dobber has him 58th. There's a couple wildcards (THN - 87th, McKeen's - 16th), but for the most part he's coming in the latter half of the second round.
I stopped following rankings/mocks like these a long time ago. It's very easy to write down a list of names and calling it a product.
I think he's a first rounder. Definitely see a team grabbing him around #25-31.
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Somehow had him 23rd, thought I was reaching.
Yikes. Too soon, could have traded back if that was their man.
Interesting pick for Lou & Co.
And the isles draft him 23rd. Woof. Sounds like a pretty bad pick. I am not enthused by his injury history...
Elite skater with hands and high IQ. There was players available I liked better but that’s because I was more familiar with them. Let’s hope the Isles got this right and the kid can stay healthy
Well you were right about going first round. Hopefully he can overcome all the injuries he’s had.
Please someone tell me this was a good pick. I was really hyped for Tomasino Suzuki or Kaliyev and this pick really disappointed me
I'm honestly shocked by how bad the pre draft rankings of the Swedish players have been this year in general. On this player in particular. People seriously had him as a late 2nd rounder with Grewe and Höglander ahead. Not to mention the CSS (terrible per usual). Personally saw this coming miles away, Björnfot as well. Then you hear Button calling Holmström a pure goal scorer
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