EP Rinkside on Soderblom

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https://eprinkside.com/2020/12/27/it-wa ... wedish-win
The EliteProspects Dir. of European Scouting Christoffer Hedlund has long been in his corner, and he says that the progress has been undeniable, even if there is plenty of room for growth left still.

"I think he's unique, in the sense that he's a 6-foot-8 forward who plays like a skilled guy rather than a power forward. His hands are super smooth, and not just for a big guy -- no matter the context, they're high-end. He's started using his frame a bit more effectively to protect the puck, tracking back to last season, but he can still get much better in this regard.

"His skating is another part of his game that I really like. He can fly north-south but is also surprisingly agile for someone his size; in fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen someone so large as Söderblom with such small-area maneuverability.


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nice, tantalizing finds. I don't know about the small-area maneuverability hyperbole. . . he has one move we know of, he'll get killed in the NHL if he tries it.

He was a blast to watch though, Clearly, the Wings have something worth checking out in the kid. He is a pretty smooth skater with handles, size not withstanding, that's very fair to say.

Watching him play against children, I imagine him being a video game version of Franzen.
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Whatever.
He's a softy.

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https://detroithockeynow.com/2022/01/22 ... wli-XHj-gc

34 games 14-6-20
14 goals leads Frolunda by far. Friberg is second with 9.

He's tied for 7th in goals in the SHL.

Among U21 skaters, he's first in goals and points.
Other highly-ranked Swedish forwards:
Gunler 8-8-16
Heineman 9-5-14
Niederbach 3-4-7
Eklund 0-6-6 (10 games)
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It's hard to guess if he'll make it in the NHL or not, but at least he's making the developmental strides he needs to be making right now.
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6'7" marshmallow that will get killed in the NHL. Softer than Johan Ryno.
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Johan Ryno...classic.
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His brother, an undrafted, 6'3, 22-year-old goalie, beat him to the NHL.
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Such a different game on the big ice surface. More space, more time. I'm concerned about his pace on N American ice and whether he can keep up.
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