Top 10 Swedish Hockey Players of All Time?

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  1. Bertuzzzi44

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    Top 10 Swedish Hockey Players of All time? (I posted top 15, didn’t know who to exclude from top 10)
    1. Niklas Lidstrom
    2. Peter Forsberg
    3. Borje Salming
    4. Mats Sundin
    5. Kent Nilsson
    6. Henrik Sedin
    7. Daniel Sedin
    8. Daniel Alfredson
    9. Henrik Zetterberg
    10. Erik Karlsson
    11. Henrik Lundqvist
    12. Niklas Backstrom
    13. Markus Näslund
    14. Mats Näslund
    15. Pelle Lindbergh
    16. HM: V. Hedman, H. Loob, T. Steen
    Who’s in your top 10?
     
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    1. Forsberg
    2. Lidström
    3. Salming
    4. Kenta
    5. Sundin
    6/7. H/D Sedin
    8. Bäckström
    9. Zetterberg
    10. Karlsson

    Both Dahlin and Pettersson will be there for sure, unless they get injured beyond "repair".
     
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    All of these players with the exception of Karlsson are before my time.

    Really says something about the legendary status that is Karlsson.
     
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    Slow down.
     
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    Karlsson is probably top 5.
     
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    Dahlin is 18, looks like 25. He'll be better than Karlsson.
    Pettersson will have a more successful carreer than Zetterberg by the time he retires.

    Case closed.
     
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    1. Lidstrom
    2. Forsberg
    3. Erik Karlsson
    4. Sundin
    5. Zetterberg
    6. Alfredsson
    7. Backstrom
    8. Lundqvist
    9. H Sedin
    10. D Sedin

    I left off Nilsson and Salming because I never saw them play and don't have a good sense of their value
     
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    1. Lidstrom
    2. Forsberg
    3. Sundin
    4. Zetterberg
    5. Lundqvist
    6. Salming
    7. Backstrom
    8. H Sedin
    9. D Sedin
    10. Alfredsson
     
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    1. Lidstrom
    2. Forsberg
    3. Salming
    4. Zetterberg
    5. Alfredsson
    6. H.Sedin
    7. D.Sedin
    8. Karlsson
    9. Lundqvist
    10. Backstrom
     
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    Don't know enough to make a list really, but among active younger Swedes, who may make it up there?

    For example, does Landy have a shot? 350 pts, 513 gp, about to turn 26, not to mention currently part of one of the most lethal lines in the NHL so he should be getting some nice points here in his prime. Keeping on his current pace, and double the games puts him at 700 pts, 13th all-time for Swedes. Assuming he plays all games, that's only in his early 30s, so no reason he can't hit 800-900 and sit solidly around 10th all-time.

    Add to that he has a Calder, likely to be captain, and who knows what can happen in between now and the end of his career to boost his prospects.

    I guess Hedman is already sneaking up on the top of the list, Karlsson probably already there, who else?
     
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    Backstrom obviously isnt before your time.
     
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    Sundin?
     
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    I was thinking the Sedins as well. They just retired.
     
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    This post will either age very well, or terribly.

    Time will tell. :laugh:
     
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    Forsberg over Lidstrom is correct, but I would put Alfredsson in there over Backstrom.
     
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    Landeskog & F. Forsberg have a shot at top 15 but are hardpressed to crack top 10, Hedman has the best shot & Karlsson is already there. Out of the young guns, E. Pettersson & R. Dahlin are Elite already, difficult to predict how great they actually become.
     
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    Some of you guys are nuts. Karlsson is easily top-5 and arguably 3rd. He's better than Sundin and Salming.

    -Leafs fan
     
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    Forsberg is probably the better player, but Lidstrom had the better career. Too many injuries for Forsberg, but when healthy he dominated.
     
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    I'm fairly confident Landeskog will never finish top 10 in points or goals in a season, and without doing that, theres no way he edges out some of the elite forwards on that list, and then D like Karlsson/Hedman etc.
     
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    He was better. Lidstrom made it very close with his extremely long and consistent prime though.
     
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    Sundin over the Sedins?
     
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    I don't think the case is closed until they actually do those things.

    Today,

    Lidstrom
    Foppa
    Karlsson
    Lundqvist
    Zetterberg
    H.Sedin
    D. Sedin
    Backstrom
    Salming
    Sundin
     
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