Examining Albin Grewe and Elmer Soderblom’s ‘numbers’

DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji discusses the “draft year” seasons of forwards Albin Grewe and Elmer Soderblom this morning. Wakiji examines both players’ 2018-2019 season stats, and she hearkens back to Hakan Andersson’s post-draft comments regarding both players:

Quotable III: “Albin Grewe is a very outstanding competitor. I can see how he pictures himself after Brad Marchand. He’s very competitive. Out of the Europeans, probably the most competitive player in the whole draft. And in many years, I would say. One interesting story with him. The senior coach in Djurgårdens, they are a top team in the senior league, one of the better ones. He said, ‘I didn’t realize it until I started to look around but every time this kid came up and practiced with the men’s team, the whole intensity of the practice, the physical part of the practice, would go up.’ At first, he didn’t know why. Then he realized every time this kid came up, he just brought the whole pace up.” — Hakan Andersson, Red Wings director of European scouting

Wakiji continues

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