Re: SODERBERG HAS STONES
posted at 4/14/2013 12:23 PM EDT
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to lucdufour's comment:
Does anyone know any Swedish players that played in Yeti's league for 2 or more years and then came over to the NHL? I'd be curious as to what their stats are and who they are.
Ok Luc so there is the reverse but not a "Shup reverse prediction". Kris Beech potted 8 goals, 26 points in 2007 for the Caps, best output for him in Elitserien is 17 goals. Marcus Nilson 6 goals for Calgary, highest output in Sweden 24 goals.
Then there is Nicklas Backstrom 12 goals in 2007 for Brynäs IF and 101 points for Washington in 2010. I would take have of that in 80 games for $1M a season. I think Carl will do better.
Maybe we should put the above in a little bit of context. Backstrom didn't score 100 plus points til he was in his 3rd year in the NHL. That "have of that" you so deftly and inappropriately point out...is in reality fairly close to Backstroms first year totals.
He was playing with Ovechkin, when Ovy was at his zenith. Backstrom was a 4th overall draft pick. Soderberg was drafted in the second round by St Louis. In fact, at the time, Matt Sundin and the Sedin sisters were the only Swedes in history to be drafted higher than Backstrom.
Any comparison to Nicholas Backstrom is exactly the kind of drama queen hype that will have the natives calling for Soderbergs head if he doesn't set the world on fire right out of the gate.
I hope you're right. A 20-30= 50 pt first year would be outstanding for Carl and our Bruins. That's pegging him to accumulate almost two and a half times more points than can't miss prospect Seguins first year numbers.