Roughly translated: Simon Edvinsson speaks with Rakapuckar’s Henrik Lehman

Red Wings prospect and Frolunda HC defenseman Simon Edvinsson finally got to rejoin his SHL team for a practice on Sunday, and he spoke with Rakapuckar’s Henrik Lehman regarding a couple of topics. Here’s a rough translation thereof:

The Swedish National Junior Team arrived in Sweden late on New Year’s Eve, so Simon Edvinsson and Theodor Niederbach went straight home to Gothenburg.

“The time rhythm is shot to hell,” admitted Edvinsson, who has spent a few weeks 8 hours to the West (in terms of time zones).

However, he did not sound too worried. Practice here and now, then play hockey already on Tuesday (vs. Rogle in the Champions Hockey League), he’s calm:

“I understood I’d be jet-lagged, but it shouldn’t be a problem to play.”

What about your disappointment that the WJC was cancelled?

“It came like a bang. Not what I had imagined it would be when I went, I really did not expect it. Really tough.”

Thoughts on completing the WJC tournament later this spring?

“As long as it’s not during the season. But after that I would buy it. Of course I want to play in the WJC. I hope so, I like the idea.”

At Frolunda’s Sunday practice, as expected, the “Kungsbackarna” were reunited, i.e. Edvinsson and his usual defensive partner, Christian Folin. The two have had rare, fine chemistry right from the start of the season. If only [Frolunda HC coach] Roger Ronnberg and the others on the coaching team toasted in a madness drink on New Year’s Eve, they would have split #2 and #7.

“Back to my brother,” joked Edvinsson, 18, about Folin, 30.

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