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Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 am
by Chef Boi RD
Hoglander is a menace to hockey society. He’s the real deal. Doyle wanted to draft Vilardi, Bouchard and Boldy

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:28 am
by Micky
That assist was great. Kids got great on=ice awareness as to where his players are. Can knock a few in himself too.

Per? How would you assess what you've seen of Hoglander's defensive game?

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:36 pm
by The Brown Wizard
His play around the net is a bit like Gallaghers game. Hes chippy and smallish but fights through it and posts up for some net front beatings. He could blossom on the smaller ice

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:08 am
by Todd Bersnoozi
Hoggy had a beaut primary assist the other day, some great dangles. Maybe he becomes the next Marty St. Louis. :D

https://canucksarmy.com/2020/11/12/vanc ... -shl-game/

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:44 am
by Madcombinepilot
The Brown Wizard wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:36 pm His play around the net is a bit like Gallaghers game. Hes chippy and smallish but fights through it and posts up for some net front beatings. He could blossom on the smaller ice
He could also get caught with his head down and have his career ended on game one.

I think we should all temper our expectations a bit on some of our prospects.

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:01 am
by The Brown Wizard
Madcombinepilot wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:44 am
The Brown Wizard wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:36 pm His play around the net is a bit like Gallaghers game. Hes chippy and smallish but fights through it and posts up for some net front beatings. He could blossom on the smaller ice
He could also get caught with his head down and have his career ended on game one.

I think we should all temper our expectations a bit on some of our prospects.
Na I prefer to believe they all will pan out to be hall of famers

:mrgreen:

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:16 pm
by Per
Micky wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:28 am That assist was great. Kids got great on=ice awareness as to where his players are. Can knock a few in himself too.

Per? How would you assess what you've seen of Hoglander's defensive game?
Sorry, can’t really say much. Rögle is not my team and so I don’t tend to watch their games, just the highlights, and the highlights don’t tend to focus on great defence...

What I can say is that Rögle is in second place in the SHL, trailing by three points but with two games in hand, so right at the top. Höglander is averaging 13 minutes per game and is a +5, which is about average on the team. At least he doesn’t seem to be a defensive liability.

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:45 pm
by Per
Highlights from Rögle beating Luleå 5-0 last night. Höglander scored the third goal and assisted on the fourth.


Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:59 pm
by Micky
Good to see him opportunistic and picking up the garbage goals too.
The announcer--- Hoglllllllander. :drink:

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:18 pm
by Strangelove
Per wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:42 am Also, Björklöven beat Södertälje 3-2 13 seconds into ot (3 on 3) to continue their eight game winning streak. They still haven't lost this season. :thumbs:
And how's your precious little team playing LATELY?? :sly:

Not so well amirite?


https://www.bjorkloven.com/artikel/96jf ... um=twitter
In the aftermath of Björklöven's 4-8 loss against Mora, it has been speculated that players from Björklöven were involved in "match-fixing" and deliberately acted in a way that benefited the opposing team. Björklöven's CEO takes the suspicions seriously and welcomes a thorough investigation.

https://twitter.com/Bjorkloven/status/1 ... 1099966464
Björklöven
@Bjorkloven

Björklöven's CEO: "Completely unacceptable": In the aftermath of Björklöven's 4-8 loss to Mora, it has been speculated that players from Björklöven have been involved in "match-fixing" and deliberately acted in a way that benefited the opposing team. Björklöven's CEO takes the suspicions seriously and welcomes a thorough investigation.

1:50 PM · Dec 14, 2020

https://twitter.com/reporterchris/statu ... 6928953345
Chris Johnston
@reporterchris

Potentially big story brewing in Swedish hockey: There are allegations that members of Björklöven "fixed" tonight's 8-4 loss to Mora in the Allsvenskan.

The CEO of the team says he welcomes the investigation, which is already underway.


3:37 PM · Dec 14, 2020
Sooo... kick their corrupt Björk-löving asses out of the league?

Thoughts Per? :mex:

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:28 pm
by Strangelove
More: https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/ ... obehagligt

It's suspected Team Björk purposely lost a bunch of games, gambling sites became suspicious a while back.

Fucking Swedes.

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:33 pm
by The Brown Wizard
:lol:

Dissolve the whole team and disperse the remaining players who didnt throw the games. Burn the flag in the center of town then punish those who say their name for evermore

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:50 pm
by Strangelove
The Brown Wizard wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:33 pm Dissolve the whole team and disperse the remaining players who didnt throw the games. Burn the flag in the center of town then punish those who say their name for evermore
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Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:58 pm
by The Brown Wizard
Its the lefty way.

Per knows what needs to be done....start with your avatar

"Bjorksox 2020"

Re: Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond 2020/21

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 pm
by Per
Björklöven started the season with 10 straight regulation wins. Then in the game vs Södertälje they ran our goalie, Kevin Poulin, who has stood 50 games for the Islanders and represented Canada at the 2018 Olympics, resulting in him fracturing a finger in his right hand.

Since then the team has been a bit of a dumpster fire. In the last ten games they havo only won three in regulation, including two losses against the team (Väsby) that is dead last in the standings. Now, they’re still in second place, 7 points ahead of Södertälje in 3rd place, and with games in hand, but Timrå (with Jonathan Dahlén) has passed them in the standings and are now in first place.

The acquisition of Nashville’s third stringer, Connor Ingram, has not been the godsend they hoped for. Connor was ice cold in the first few games, not having played a game for nine months, and let in quite a few goals you’d expect him to save. He is great on penalties and breakaways, but he tends to overcommit to the puck carrier and fails to get back to protect the net when the cross ice pass comes. He has been getting better, but last night he was horrible. Let in five goals on 13 shots before getting yanked. Now, most of them were power play goals and the defence was not helping him. He lets out much juicier rebounds than Poulin did, and Mora players were first on the puck every single time. It was dreadful.

Mind you, in the game last night, Björklöven opened the scoring after just 30 seconds and had a solid 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the game, but then things got weird. Mora scored eight straight goals before Björklöven got one more to make it an 8-4 loss.

What attracted the attention was that the odds for a Björklöven win stood at 1.30 before the game, but rose to 1.60 by the time they had a 3-0 lead. Normally the odds should have fallen, but the rising odds indicates that someone was betting huge amounts of money on Mora winning at that point, which is why the bookies shut down all betting on the game and will not pay anything to gamblers, pending investigation.

I have a hard time believing players would forfeit a game on purpose, there’s a lot of pride in this team, they won last season setting a new all time points record and should have been promoted to the SHL if corona hadn’t shut down the playoffs and the Swedish Hockey Federation declared that no teams would be demoted or promoted between leagues. Fucking bullshit! :evil:

The team has been rallying behind the slogan ”unfinished business” and anything but winning the league and being promoted to the SHL will be considered a huge failure. It’s basically a two team league at this point; Björklöven and Timrå are miles above everyone else. Teams like AIK, Modo and Södertälje have good teams on paper but have failed to gel as teams.

Now, that being said, the team has a fair amount of rentals that may not have the same to the team, and game fixers have also been known to force players to throw games by threatening family members, so you never know.

The on ice performance last night was confusing to say the least. In the first period, which ended 3-1 to Björklöven it looked like they would win by a blow out. Then they fell apart like a house of cards. Mainly by taking stupid penalties, eg Hutchings whacking an opponent between the legs, resulting in a game penalty, a too many men call, a cross check in the numbers by Liss and a knee on knee by Palmquist. OK, probably frustration as the game fell apart, but Mora’s power play was excellent and the Björklöven penalty killing was way below par. The worst game I ever have seen them play.

I certainly hope there was no game fixing, but we’ll see.

What is obvious though is that any chance for Björklöven to get promoted depends on Poulin getting back. He is already practicing on ice, and should be ready in a week or so. The two goalies we have available now, Ingram and Mantler, are just not up to snuff.