Strangelove wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Well Per is biased in favour of players from his native Sweden.
Guess there might be some truth to that....
The poor slob actually believed Jonathan Dahlen would be a big star!
Never thought "big star", but I still think he has what it takes to play in the NHL. Probably second or third line though.
The ceiling would be roughly his father's level, or today, perhaps Silfverberg?
The question now is whether he still wants it bad enough.
The players I have really gone on about as future stars are the Sedins, Henrik Lundqvist, Jakob Silfverberg, Anton Rödin and Petey.
Silfverberg hasn't really reached the potential I figured he had, but is decent enough, and Anton Rödin has suffered a number of unfortunate injuries.The others have done pretty well, imho.
Actually made a search and this seems to be my first assessment of Dahlén:
Very promising player, and he has the pedigree. That being said, he only scored 6 points (5G+1A) in 7 games at the WJC, whereas his dad scored 15... (7G+8A). But I guess the sketchy goaltending in the 80's could acount for at least part of the difference.
Netting almost a point per game in the Swedish second tier league, and scored even better than that when playing in the juniors. I think he could be the real thing. Slightly shorter than his dad, but at 19, he could still grow an inch. Who knows?
Most SHL teams have him at the top of their shopping list for next season,
If the Canucks want to wait a season before bringing him over, a SHL season could be the logical choice.
I don't know, but it feels like the Canucks are beginning to have quite a few promising prospects.
The future looks bright! < cue Doc, two to three years... >
So, sure, I said "very promising" and "could be the real thing", and I stand by that, but I also had a lot of qualifiers, and I never said "big star".
Nylander has only ever played ONE "full season" btw
What? He misses one game in 2016/17, and the entire season doesn't count?
He has played two
61 point seasons, which to me indicates he is a 60 point player.
The two partial seasons he has played (as a rookie and last season, with the contract issues) drag down the average and total.
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/3 ... m-nylander