hell no if they will keep Oliwer Kaski on their power-play
he has been sucking mad dick so far
no goals, always hit the first def with his shot, not hating but i doubt he will even play full season on NHL if he gets a contract, prob 20 games then AHL and back to europe
I'm kinda scared when I took a look at swedens roster,
Landeskog, petterson, nylander, ekman larsson...
we don't have a single NHL player, barkov, laine, rantanen, aho, teräväinen, koivu NOBODY CAME
Because sweden has more NHL players lol, hasnt finland only made like 18 points in NHL this year while sweden made 761 points or something?
Edit: we also dont have our best players with us this year like Erik karlsson, bäckström, dahlin, zibanejad
>Not best players
>Puts karlsson and dahlin over klingberg
Also pettersson is amazing and top players from sweden already.
In all fairness Sweden produces best nhl players out of NA. Always fun to watch sweden play.
Pros an cons of both teams
+ Finland is better constructed team, each player has own utility and role
+ Sweden is more aggressive and physical team (wins most of the 1vs1 battles in corners)
+ Finland is definitely underdog today so no pressures on their side
- Sweden has huge pressures and defeat against non-NHL team would be a disgrace
+ Finland has better and more dedicated teamplay. They can win if their all five cylinders pump 60 minutes and focus is on short shifts and 5vs5 gameplay.
- Sweden, in contrast, has more individual-centered team (very dangerous team if 1vs1 comparison is used) and each player has less ice time than in the NHL games which would cause frustration
- Finland's goalies are the biggest question mark since they have not been tested yet
- Sweden's goalies are also weak (Lundqvist's SP .899%)
- Finland has played erratically in their own defence side. Distances to opponent players must be shorter than in previous games.
To sum up, this is a very interesting but nearly a coin-flip game (My odd predictions: Sweden 55%, Finland 45%)