RW Simon Holmström - HV71 J20, SuperElit (2019, 23rd, NYI)

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  1. theslatcher

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    Small injury from blocking a shot, should be good to go pretty soon.
     
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    Who's rising and who's falling on the Islanders' depth chart...

    Seems like Holmstrom starting the year in the AHL might not be out of the question
     
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    I think he should play in AHL.

    He already has NHL size and speed. He gets involved in physical play.

    I don’t think he is that far from the NHL actually...maybe 1 year in AHL is all he needs.
     
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    My issue with him in the AHL though is his injury history. Basically more likely he gets injured in a league with bigger and faster bodies then some other league. Ignoring that it doesn't hurt putting him in the AHL at least for a 10 game tryout and then determine where to go from there
     
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    Most of his injuries have just come from freak accidents. I also don't think the average AHL player is bigger or faster than the average SHL player.

    The AHL is maybe not a bad option for him. Looks like he would only get very small role with HV71.
     
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    I would agree, when I examined him more and viewed his skill set, I think this was a very good pick by the Isles.
     
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    Any news on him? The Isles were supposed to make a decision on him today, right?
     
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    This is real telling of how high the organization is on him. They also must feel he’s ready for this. I’m shocked he wasn’t sent back to play a full year in the SHL.
    Going to be real interesting to see how he does. Islanders have a lot of young talent in the AHL.
     
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    Seems like a bad idea to me. Better to keep a youngster developing at home, unless he is super mature. The SHL is a good league, and won't hinder development...I can even argue that it will help, more than him being targeted by bitter 28 yo's in the AHL.
     
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    Eh, I would have liked him to develop another year in the SHL.
     
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    This was not a decision between sending him to the SHL or AHL. I can pretty much guarantee that he would spend a majority of his icetime in J20 if he was sent back to HV71. Zion Nybeck is tearing up J20 for the second straight year there and they don't seem to have any interest in bringing him up to the mens team.
     
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    Who was the last decent NHL player to come out of HV?

    Edit: Erik Brännström I guess?
     
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    Fiala probably. Lias Andersson, Erik Brännström and David Gustafsson are upcoming guys. I think their junior system is excellent, maybe the best in Sweden, but they've had some good players the last couple of years who never got the chance to crack their SHL roster.
     

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