The New York Rangers had tremendous success during the 2010-11 season incorporating rookies into their lineup and having those players perform at a very high level. It is rare that a team can have significant contributions from three or four rookies in a season and still be a very competitive overall. New York had that
Mikael Samuelsson and Henrik Lundqvist exchange a playful moment at the Garden, with Swedish referee Marcus Vinnerborg close by.
Flames prospect Tim Erixon gives his thoughts following Sweden’s 4-3 semifinal loss to Russia on Monday.
They swarmed their goaltender almost before his mask had settled on the ice after the shootout, hugging and smiling and celebrating something none of them have seen often in their young lives — a big Russian win at the world junior championship. They played through intense fatigue against a well-rested opponent on Monday, emerging with
Make no mistake, those players representing the Swedish Junior National Team were carefully selected. No longer is the Federation solely interested in having the quickest and most prolific point producers from the country on the roster. Yet, coach Roger Ronnberg, who has been one of the most outspoken coaches of this year’s IIHF World Junior
And it was a big game, a 6-5 shootout win that gave Sweden first place in Group B and a direct berth to Monday’s semi-final round. Canada will have to play in a quarter-final on Sunday. The opposition was not immediately known, pending the results of Friday’s late game action. Oscar Lindberg and Anton Lander
Oscar Lindberg, along with Martin Lundberg and Max Carlson has become one of the crowd favorites in Skellefteå Kraft Arena. But during the Christmas and New Year is a great risk that the trio split. Oscar is very topical for the Junior World Championships in Buffalo. Junior World Cup squad is out on a week.
This year, in the SEL, Erixon is on pace for a career high in points, with three goals and twelve assists. He’s averaging 19:52 of ice time a game, a career high, and plays on the top pairing for Skellefteå AIK alongside the awesomely named David Round Leaf (I think- I had trouble finding this,
Sweden has been knocking on the door for three straight years now, finishing in medal contention, but unable to break through to claim gold. However, led by a player that seems to balance the best of North American and Swedish hockey, the Kitchener Rangers’ Gabriel Landeskog. Due to the challenges of travel, Landeskog remained in