24 November 2008

Hockeys Future describes the next two competitors

Most experts agree that Nilsson is one of the most talented Swedish players since the Sedins and at draft time was on par with Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund when they were Nilsson's age. It should be noted however that Naslund and especially Forsberg developed their games dramatically the year after they were drafted and Nilsson's development has come along slower.

Nilsson is extremely gifted offensively. He can do pretty much anything with the puck and combines a great skating technique with fine technical skills, excellent passes and tremendous hockey sense. He is more of a play-maker than a sniper but is still capable of putting the puck in the net.


A bit of a sucker for punishment, Cornet often finds himself digging for the puck in the corners and along the boards and battling against players much larger and stronger then he is. To his credit, he takes his knocks and always gets up and tries again when he gets outmuscled and knocked down. When he does get the puck, he has the ability to thread a pass that has no business getting through, thanks to his on-ice awareness and soft hands, but his lack of strength reduces his effectiveness.
The Nils takes it!

22 comments:

Lord Bob said...

Nilsson's shirt says "success is the best revenge"? What a great t-shirt for a guy our crazy coach has riding the fourth line...

I vote for Mini-Magic, whose deft touch around the net makes me swoon.

choppers chick said...

Robbie

Meg said...

Mini-magic

heed said...

nilsson. he learned everything from his father, including the enigmatic part.

beck said...

bobby nilsson.
his accent kills me!

doritogrande said...

Row-bert please.

It seems like every picture we can get of this guy he's got a drop-dead gorgeous blonde attached to him. Atta boy.

Graham said...

i voet for NILSSON

arrugaoil said...

Nilsson.

Cassidy said...

Robbie!!

Kirsten said...

Nilsson

sarah said...

Easy....Nilsson.

T. said...

Nilly.

In spite of his often questionable wardrobe choices.

kara said...

Nilsson, even though he has a penchant for cardigans...

Ida said...

Ungh, Robert!

Scarlett said...

Nilsson!!

d said...

This is easy. Nilsson!

Andrea said...

Nilsson!

Carissa said...

I'll say Nilsson.

Shelly said...

Nilsson. Easy one!

Anonymous said...

Mr Bobby Nilsson, of course

Lowetide said...

Nilsson Schmilsson gets my vote. His "Everybody's Talkin" was a key element in Midnight Cowboy plus he always had funny photos on his LP's.

Host PPH said...

One thing for sure. they got the best companions just to play on the NHL.