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#61 NGKEIB

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:31 PM

Well, HV71 just won the Swedish championship! In the 16 postseason games he played, Almquist had one goal and ten assists, and was used by the coach in all situations - 2nd ES pairing, 2nd PP formation, and also saw time on the penalty kill (usually with Janne Niinimaa - you'll remember him from '97).

In the locker room after the match he was interviewed in the locker room, and he is tiny! That said, he looks like another late round steal. He has good sense, doesn't rush things etc.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:25 PM

Almqvist would be a damn first rounder this summer had he been born eight months later.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:35 AM

I get REALLY happy when I read this thread.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:37 AM

I get REALLY happy when I read this thread.


And I laugh a little bit inside when I see your avatar haha

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:06 AM

He and Jarnkrok will face the US WJC.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:42 PM

Season opener.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

One assist through five games thus far.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

he has not exactly torn apart the league scoring wise, like he did in last years playoffs or in the juniors, but he has played in 43 games so far and has scored 16 points (all helpers) while playing on the second pair. most impressive may be the fact that he is leading the entire SEL in +/- with a +18 rating as an not even 20 year old. it may help that he is playing with the defending champs, but he also seems to be a big factor that they are as succesful as they are.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:12 PM

A2 has been really playing well the past couple months. He's been a factor in his team doing so well. He had 3 assists today alone. He's going to be a fantastic PP QB for us someday, if he fills out his 5'11"/6' frame and works on his defense some.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:06 AM

the Wings have a good guy watching AA play as Fredrik Olausson is one of the assistant coaches.
Adam now has a +20 rating so it looks like his defensive play could be improving.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:01 AM

A2 leads the entire league in +/-. 4th in defenseman on his team in points. He has improved his defensive play, his offense is starting to come around even more, now all the kid needs to do is work on his skating and strength and he has a great chance of making the Wings in the next 5 years :) I have some high hopes for this kid.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:05 AM

What are we projecting him to be though?

2nd pairing defenceman and on the top PP unit?

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 08:29 PM

What are we projecting him to be though?

2nd pairing defenceman and on the top PP unit?


Perhaps. If he makes it. Still a big if at this point.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:40 PM

What are we projecting him to be though?

2nd pairing defenceman and on the top PP unit?


He could be the next Rafalski or the next Lebda, depending on how he develops. I think he will get a shot at the NHL in 3-4 years.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:33 PM

He seems like a 4th/5th tweener. If he fills out just a bit he could quickly become Rafalski lite with better defensive instincts (even though Rafalski's defensive awareness is vastly underrated on this board).
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:49 AM

Looks like the Wings signed him per CapGeek. Anyone know what the plan is for him the next couple years?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:39 AM

Looks like the Wings signed him per CapGeek. Anyone know what the plan is for him the next couple years?


Next season he'll be in the SEL, the season after that if he bulks up just a bit more and improves his skating slightly, he should be in GRap with Pulu and Jarnkrok.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:48 AM

Good to hear about his signing. He has great hockey sense and vision but he just need to hit the gym and improve his shot.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:24 PM

One Rafalski retires, another Rafalski is signed.


Take a big step this year Adam, I want to see you on the second PP in four years in Detroit.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

He could be the next Rafalski or the next Lebda, depending on how he develops. I think he will get a shot at the NHL in 3-4 years.


I've seen him alot here in Sweden. I'd say he's more like Kronwall in his style. He's way more physical then Rafalski. Great skater both with puck and
without puck. AND he likes the big open ice hits.





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