Re: Carl Soderberg
posted at 9/1/2009 9:37 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Carl Soderberg
[QUOTE]I've watched him very closely he's already better than PJ this is one guy you would love to have in your line-up. H'es bona fide NHL
Posted by imafan[/QUOTE]
How/where have you watched him? I can find this on u-tube, and it's about the only thing I found and it's from 6/2007.
Some sweet moves, yes, but I is not the Swedish elite league, it's the league below that, 2 of those goals came when Soderberberg stole the puck off a defensemen who was the last guy back, and was handling the puck too much. My high school coach would have benched someone who did that.
Next, his stats, the elite league stats from his team last year;
Second leading scorer on his team is Jonas Hoglund who played for Montreal and Toronto, he scored 29 goals one year in the NHL in 1999, he's 37 years old and his productivity is about 1 pt per game and change, and Soderberg is just a little bit better.
Please explain, I am not seeing this guy as a bona fide NHLer from where I sit. I don't see anything that tells me his productivity would be anything more than 10 goals in a full NHL season at best.