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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #45 on: May 18, 2017, 03:08:20 PM »
Nice these young Swedish D are choosing the Leafs when they are sought after by many clubs. When you think back to the signing of Salming and to a lesser degree Hammerstrom back in the 70's the club sowed seeds for the future. Salming (my favorite along with Keon) is a hockey god in Sweden and of course he played for who? (or whom?).   Nice that some unknown forsight 40 years ago is paying dividends now.
Wouldnt it be nice to find out that Holm is going to join them.
I like the look of Borgmans face, looks like a bulldog ready to rip someone apart
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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
Nice these young Swedish D are choosing the Leafs when they are sought after by many clubs. When you think back to the signing of Salming and to a lesser degree Hammerstrom back in the 70's the club sowed seeds for the future. Salming (my favorite along with Keon) is a hockey god in Sweden and of course he played for who? (or whom?).   Nice that some unknown forsight 40 years ago is paying dividends now.
Wouldnt it be nice to find out that Holm is going to join them.
I like the look of Borgmans face, looks like a bulldog ready to rip someone apart

There's a lot of compelling factors to choosing Toronto:
- Salming to Sundin
- Toronto climate, both meteorological and cultural, are pretty similar to Sweden
- Toronto has a boatload of fellow Swedes in the system (esp. the Marlies)
- Our coach worked with one of the greatest Swedish players to ever play the game, upon which many model their games (Lidstrom)
- the type of game the Leafs play lines up with the way these two playstyles: slick skating from the backend, distribution to high octane forwards
- they saw the highlights of Matthews, Nylander, Marner embarassing defenders and thought, I'd better be on the other side of that
- they saw Zaitsev's deal

As for Borgman: I found this link on reddit.

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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2017, 08:10:38 PM »
And so what of this Sandberg character?

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Swedish winger Filip Sandberg is headed to the NHL, according to his 2015-16 club, HV71. HV71 made an announcement similar to their release on Tuesday which said defenceman Andreas Borgman had signed in the NHL but didn’t announce where. Borgman was later revealed to have joined the Toronto Maple Leafs on a two-year contract. Sandberg scored eight goals and added 17 assists in 52 games during the regular season. He added six goals and eight assists in 16 playoff games as HV71 won the league’s championship.
http://www.tsn.ca/swedish-winger-sandberg-heading-to-nhl-1.755202
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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2017, 06:38:46 AM »
Of all the hockey I've seen round the world in various countries, Sweden is probably the most technically skilled I've seen. Very clever to be picking up the better prospective players out of this league. I think they probably have the best chance to adapt to the NHL game quickest.
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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2017, 09:57:50 AM »
And, pound for pound, your Swedes are the world's most educated people.

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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2017, 09:04:26 AM »
And, pound for pound, your Swedes are the world's most educated people.
A little known fact is that table  (rod) hockey is a craze in Sweden and most of the champions at table hockey are Swedish!
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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2017, 09:29:14 AM »
And, pound for pound, your Swedes are the world's most educated people.

So there are places where the people are better educated but fatter?
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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2017, 10:27:57 AM »
And, pound for pound, your Swedes are the world's most educated people.

So there are places where the people are better educated but fatter?
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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2017, 10:37:53 PM »
And, pound for pound, your Swedes are the world's most educated people.

So there are places where the people are better educated but fatter?

I think my meaning speaks for itself.

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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2017, 07:55:03 AM »
www.twitter.com/reporterchris/status/866811990555197441

Same amount as Zaitsev's initial deal, but 2 years.

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Re: Swedish defencemen Rosén & Borgman signed to ELCs
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2017, 07:55:03 AM »