Player Discussion William Lagesson

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  1. crossbownerf

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    What are your thoughts about this kid?

    6'2/198
    21 years old
    Leftie
    Will play in Djurgarden (SHL) this season I believe.

    I have always like him and still think he will have a solid NHL career. If I have to compare him to a player style wise, I'd probably choose Mattias Norstrom or Mark Methot. Nothing fancy, but a defence first work-horse with good positioning, underated hockey IQ along with a decent amount of toughness.

    Or perhaps a poor man's Adam Larsson.

    What do you guys think, does he have a future in the NHL? ☺️
     
  2. ChaoticOrange

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    I like the poor man's Larsson comparison. I think he tops out as a 4/5, but I think he's going to be an NHLer.
     
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    He's underrated on this forum for sure. Looks to be one of the Oilers better D prospects. Will never score points, but could end up being a pretty dependable defensive dman.
     
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    which would be preferable for a bottom pairing guy really, since the bottom pairing is usually trying to be low-event
     
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    Super underrated as a prospect no doubt. Our D prospect pool is insane.
     
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    He is so solid. I also use the Larsson comp for him.

    I wish we had more room in Bakersfield for him, but the SEL isn't the end of the world I just wish he was learning the pro game on NA ice.
     
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    I believe I read somewhere he will be working on his puck skills and skating over there, and hopefully come back a finished product.
     
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    Yeah, those things seem to be his biggest weaknesses, so I hope he does. SHL is probably the best place for that. Big rink = lots of skating. Not the highest pace, more skill-based = time and space to carry/handle the puck a bit more.
     
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    i don't believe there actually is a BPA by the 4th round of any draft, i think teams take what they need by that point but it seemed clear that Legasson was indeed the BPA when it was time for the Oilers to pick and, despite not needing another LD, they took him and it could pay off in spades in another few years or so.
     
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    Usually I love my Swedes--but after seeing this guy play I have concerns about his skating at the NHL level and his ability to work in his own zone effectively
     
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    Well for what it's worth, I thought he skated and handle the puck much better then I was expecting last night.
     
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    He solid and underrated. Upside of a #5/6 max and I would probably bet he wont make the NHL (because most prospects dont). Only depth pick I like from 2014 draft
     
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    Maybe a case of mainly seen him good but I would bet, ever so slightly, he will make the NHL eventually. Might take him awhile and might be another team but I think he will have a NHL career even if it is short and unspectacular.

    I am also partial to gritty stay at home types...
     
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    Theres a spot in every line up for them, but in even in junior these guys have to be able to show good puck moving ability. Very few stay at home D in NHL today werent good/great puck movers in junior/ncaa. Hell even Larsson was a pretty highly touted offensive D

    From what ive seen from Lagesson, hes a solid puck mover who does have legit skills. He can skate and hes a tough sob who can shut players down. Just dont know if I see that "it" factor with him. I see more of a better skating. more physical Dillon Simpson
     
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    Really excited about getting this player in the fold. I think he’s going to make an impact sooner than later.
     
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    Look at those golden Swedish locks Billy Lags is sportin'. If we snag Boquist at #10 at the draft we could potentially see an all Swedish 1st and 3rd pair D in a year or two. Hopefully he adjusts to the North American game this year in Bako.

    Klefbom Larsson
    Nurse ?
    Laggesson Boquist

    Looks good for 2020.
     
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    Heard an Oilers comparison of Jason Smith, which would be amazing. He doesn't get the love that Bear Jones Samorukov get but the kid is legit.
     
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    That is a bad comparison in my opinion
     
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    I am disappointed that google translate is telling me alligator is also alligator in Swedish.

    I was hoping for a cool nickname for him.
     
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