If Frölunda beats Linköping tomorrow, they'll take over the league lead. This despite a horrible, horrible start where the team have been as bad as 11th in the league.
"Yup, we could soon take over the lead," a smiling Joakim Andersson tells fan site www.wildwestsupport.se
(all quotes courtesy of Wild West Support).
"The league's been so tight this year, so we've climbed the standings pretty fast. It's been great to have been on the team these last few games."
Frölunda is on a five-game winning streak.
"We're obviously feeling pretty good about the situation now," alternate captain Tomi Kallio says.
"Yeah, five wins in a row, you can't be unhappy now," Andersson answers.
Transistion play has been huge for Frölunda lately, and they are going to have to keep it up tomorrow. New-found basics have been very important as well.
"I think we've found some darn good basics, good defense, we have stick with that and not let up a lot of chances for the other team. Linköping's got a great amount of skill, but if we just stick to our game they won't be geting a whole lot of opportunities, either.
Towards the end we've also found great confidence when it comes to finishing plays off, we've been scoring a bit more lately, so it's looking good."
As reported in a few posts above this one, Andersson has been playing a lot more due to the injury to Andreas Karlsson. His eyes light up when he talks about it.
"It feels like I've really grown these last weeks, been getting some ice time, it's been hella good."
Linköping on the other hand, have dropped three in a row.
"Obviously, if we can really take it to them in the start, with them sort of already down and out, it wouldn't be half-bad.
But it's always tough playing against Linköping, HV71 and Färjestad, doesn't matter how a team's been playing lately when facing of them."
Edited by Systemfel, 29 November 2008 - 12:13 PM.