Sweden top 12 + 1 vs Finland top 12 + 1

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Sweden top 12 + 1 vs Finland top 12 + 1

  1. Swedes

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  2. Finns

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  3. Too close to call

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  1. Ben White

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    Which forward group’s better?

    Forsberg - Backstrom - Rakell
    Landeskog - Pettersson - W. Nylander
    Nyqvist - W. Karlsson - Arvidsson
    Steen - Backlund - Silfverberg
    Zibanejad

    Teravainen - Barkov - Rantanen
    Mi. Granlund - Aho - Laine
    Kapanen - Koivu - Donskoi
    Lehkonen - Filppula - Puljujarvi
    Ma. Granlund
     
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    Swedes because of bottom 6, Finland have a slightly stronger top 6 but the gap is much smaller.
     
  3. HappyGilmourr

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    Fins top 6 is better
    Swedes bottom 6 is better
     
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    Switch W. Karlsson for Petterson and I take Sweden's top 6 and bottom 6 over Finland.
     
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    Pulju? Really? Instead of Haula for an example? Komarov? Or even Armia for ****s sake. Pulju on 4th line oh no. Markus Granlund would be better too.
     
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    Close enough. Add defense however and it's Sweden by miles.
     
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    Finland's 4th line sucks, get Pulju out of there.
     
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    Finnish line up, looks like done for favoring Sweden.. No kotkaniemi, Vesalainen etc.. Breaking up TT & Aho duo...
     
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    Is this the first time in history when Finland actually have better top 6 forwards than Sweden at any given time? I can´t recall it ever happened before...
     
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    Robert Tikkanen was quite good and Sweden didn't know sport called ice hockey until 1919 so I would say Finland had better top 6 110 years ago.
     
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    lol
     
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    Pettersson will be looked at as Sweden’s best forward as soon as next season. Kid is crazy good.

    That said, I still like Finland’s top six a bit more.
     
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    Finland after Kotkaniemi and Kakko breaks out.
     
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    Finland. Our best young players are way more dominant than yours.
     
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    Neither of those guys should be on the team, especially Vesalainen
     
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    Markus isn't Top 12 material
     
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    Picked Sweden, Finland is still too young
     
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    Went with the Swedes.
     
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    I'd rather have him there than Pulju
     
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    My country has better top 6 but our bottom six is more worse than Swede's bottom six. Difference on bottom sixes is bigger than top sixes so Sweden.
     
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    I’m impressed with what Finland is doing with their program. Huge steps forward.
     
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    You should've kept Aho-Teräväinen -duo together... Finland has the better top 6, but Sweden's bottom 6 is slightly better. Voted for Finland.
     
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    Forsberg-Backstrom-Nylander
    Landeskog-Zibanejad-Rakell
    Pettersson-Karlsson-Arvidsson
    Steen-Backlund-Silfvberberg

    Mi.Granlund-Barkov-Rantanen
    Teravainen-Aho-Laine
    Haula-Koivu-Kapanen
    Lehkonen-Filppula-Donskoi

    Still Sweden, but Finland is well put together but a bottom six full of gritty players who can defend. Very close, as Finland has more firepower up front. We know Laine and Barkov are great, but they have depth now too. Granlund is always lethal in international competition and is 70 pt wing in NHL. Rantanen and Aho have both taken huge steps and look like PPG candidates. Sweden is mostly defensively responsible 65 pt guys, but now Nylander and Pettersson add raw skill. They should do a 7 game series.
     
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    Current top 12 forwards in points:
    Finland - 112 points in 126 games
    Sweden - 119 points in 125 games

    Current top 12 forwards in goals:
    Finland - 41 goals in 126 games
    Sweden - 64 goals in 123 games
     
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    I am still not used to our defense being our strength. I mean, our forwards isn't weak in any way, but it doesn't have those massive gamebreakers that our defense does. If it keeps up like this we will have to put defenders on our wings
    I will vote Sweden here, but I think it will be very close in the end.
     

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