Prospect round-up: Brattstrom wins again in Finland; Setkov plays 20+ minutes with AIK

Of prospect-related note in Europe:

In the Finnish Liiga, Victor Brattstrom stopped 18 of 19 shots as KooKoo defeated the Lahti Pelicans 3-1;

Eemil Viro finished even in 16:10 of ice time as TPS Turku won 3-0 over IFK Helsinki;

In the Swedish Allsvenskan, Malte Setkov had an assist, finishing at -1 with 3 shots taken over the course of 24:32 played during AIK’s 4-3 win over Almtuna;

And William Wallinder had an assist, finishing at -1 with 2 shots in 11:58 played, and Theodor Niederbach finished at -1 with 3 shots over the course of 12:26 played as MODO Hockey lost 5-3 to Sodertalje SK.

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12 thoughts on “Prospect round-up: Brattstrom wins again in Finland; Setkov plays 20+ minutes with AIK”

  1. Has there ever been a Ranking of Wings Prospects? Not sure who might have the knowledge to do a Ranking.

    The Blog seems to have a lot of prospect player stats which is Great but there must be some that won’t even make the Griffins or might not want to come to North America.

    I might be the only one that has missed the boat regarding the Top prospects.

      1. I agree that you have the knowledge but hesitated to ask with a heavy and diverse Blog , that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

        You probably know when there is a good time to pick with the European prospects.

        I certainly would keep a copy close by to help when you give updates. For example I might would keep a close look at the Goalies or Stevies long shot picks, etc.

        NO RUSH, PLEASE!!

  2. Go for it, George!

    Obviously, so much can change over time and of course not even pro scouts on team payroll have been able to see some of these guys.

    But the more the merrier when it comes to serious bloggers giving a very provisional ranking their best shot.

    Of course there’ve been results from the top league in Sweden to make Wings’ fans cautiously optimistic. We’ve gotta hope one of Petruzelli, Brattstrom, Larsson, or maybe Bednar can actually crack the Wings’ roster at some point, even as a quality backup.
    Or else sign a late-bloomer or spend assets on acquiring a young goalie.

    With no disrespect to solidly above average long-term starter, Jimmy Howard, and perhaps eventual HoF’er, Chris Osgood, this organization has had a hell of a time finding goalies in house.

    1. The two things that haunt me about the 2008-2016 Red Wings’ drafting and developing are the inability to find a goalie who could at least split time with Jimmy Howard and the team’s litany of misses drafting defensemen.

      Guys like Tom McCollum, Jake Patterson, Ryan Sproul, Alexei Marchenko, Brendan Smith, etc. are all playing, but Smith is the most decorated of them all, and he’s the Rangers’ #6 defenseman.

  3. True.

    And that’s when we even spent enough (of the picks we kept) on defenseman. For a few years, it was like: where do you guys think our next top D are going to come from? One year we didn’t draft any. And one or two we only drafted one.

    1. Yeah, that’s a frustrating situation in general…even this year, they only drafted a couple of D and mostly forwards. There’s very little balance.

  4. If Seider, and one of Johansson (or Tuomisto – guessing it’s the former), and Lindstrom (or another 3rd pairing guy) can join Hronek as regulars, we’re really getting somewhere.

    But it feels like we’d need either a big all-around type like Power, or that elusive true #1 D, puck-controlling impact D added to the top pairing to start contending.

  5. The game report from the Modo game is incorrect!

    The TOI given for all the players is wrong, it’s to low.

    I don’t have the correct figures but I added up the total for the 7 Modo defenders and got 92 minutes. With a game being 60 minutes and you have two defenders on the ice, then 92 minutes cannot be correct.

    Also Theodor Niederbach is listed as having played only 1:35 in the first period and that’s not correct. He’s playing on the top line.

    The game report claims a single Modo player had over 4 minutes of icetime in the first period.

    Ice-times in that game is reported way wrong.

    1. I’m sorry, I went with the game summary provided by, and that’s the only place that offers ice time that I can find. Their ice time stats are very low, and that’s probably incorrect, but I can’t correct it if there’s no information to the contrary 🙁

      1. Oh, I’m not blaming you in any way. I’m just informing everyone not to trust those numbers.

        Allsvenskan is using an archaic reporting system and it’s likely the offials at the game that are at fault for screwing up.

        We’ll probably never know what the correct numbers were.

        1. I appreciate what you’re doing when you correct me and when you write posts like this. It’s not personal, I get that, and you’re right–it’s about getting the numbers right.

          It sucks that they’re wrong.

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