Discussion in 'Buffalo Sabres' started by Woodhouse, Jun 28, 2014.
Olofsson was ranked 17th among Swedish '95's here, but no blurb.
I love these kids late, some are listed at 6-1 but are really 5-8 and others are listed at 5-7 and are really 6-2. Is this kid really 5-7?
Does it matter? You probably won't even see this kid in Rochester. Contracts are limited and unless he is top 6 material he was just a low end pick to end this shallow draft.
You're right, we should just close the thread
5'7" and 157 pounds
he's going to eat a few beef of wecks and likely lift some weights
Another pick from Modo. Possler last year and Ullmark two years ago. The former Modo goalie and coach is now scout for Buffalo so I guess he had some influence in this pick. And he is not 5Â´7" I think he is at least one inch taller.
Good to hear that he is probably taller. What is your opinion of him?
Really quick skater , a good shot with a quick release he is some kind of shootout specialist. he played a game with the mens team and did not touch the ice before the shootout.On the downsize is as you probably guess the boardwork but with some more strength I think it will be OK in a couple of years.
He will probably get some time with the mens team this year and some PP time since Modo lacks snipers exept of Possler.
So to conclusion is that he is a boom or bust long term project but why not gamble with the late round picks.
sounds good. Who does he compare too?
A cross between Anze Kopitar and Martin St. LOUIS.
Really? Those are pretty big shoes to live up too.
I know that this sounds silly but a Patrick Kane with worse balance and not the same playmaking skills.
Thanks for sharing. He's listed as dressing for 11 Modo games, but I never noticed him, so they must not have been the ones I saw or I was just not paying attention.
I love that we have three prospects in one system. For the past year I've had a favorite SHL team, and I'll probably continue rooting for them after our guys are gone.
So, a similar approach to one-on-one moves against defenders and goalies, and to shooting, but lacking the vision and hockey sense when it comes to getting teammates involved?
That height/weight is probably from 3 years ago.
Kris Baker @SabresProspects 7s
Per @kwsnow who just spoke with Tim Murray - Olofsson is 5'11"...not 5'7" as listed elsewhere.
If he can put on close to 200 pounds he can become a nasty little bull with "St. Louis" "Kopitar" and "Kane" skill........ Sounds good to me.
Something like that and I know why you not had paying attention to Olofsson in SHL. It is becasuse he had barely played and average 2 min/game. Saw that eliteprospects had listed him as 5Â´11" and that is something I could agree on.
I don't really pay attention after the 5th round because chances are these kids are 3 to 4 years away from hitting their potential or their bust factors. However people are really hyping this kid up with Kopitar, St. Louis and Kane projections so who knows.
Really happy to hear he is 4 inches taller than orginally thought, that's a big difference
I had never said he will be as good as Kane because he will never be. I just that they had the same playing style as Kane.
Is that like a cross between Shaq and Spud Webb?
well it appears are 7th round draft choice is actually 5-11 175lbs.
now that's more like it. A few wings and beef on wecks along with some weight training and he'll be 190lbs.
Olofsson extended his contract in February for two more seasons with MODO and here's the Google translation of his blurbs from that press release: