Boeser’s Release, Abramov’s Dilemma and the Hughes Brothers

Cam Robinson




Happy Winter Solstice! The first official day of winter is also the day with the fewest moments of daylight.


We all know what that means… sweatpants, warm drinks and plenty of hockey to watch!






We at DobberProspects have been covering the upcoming World Junior Championships with exceptional depth of late so I won’t droll on too much about it.


Obviously, the big news was Buffalo loaning Alex Nylander to the Swedish squad to push their forward corps from deep as beans to ridiculously potent.


{source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As discussed in a Ramblings last week, if they decide to play both he and Pettersson on their off-wings, the snipes will come fast and furious. <br><br>Nylander-Andersson-Pettersson<br><br>Big time skill. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; /Cam Robinson/ (@CrazyJoeDavola3) <a href="">December 21, 2017</a></blockquote>{/source}



Sweden will have the option of loading up a top line or spreading their wealth around by sliding Pettersson into the centre position to eat up the offensive minutes and have Andersson drive their everything line – providing terrific two-way ability.


No matter which way you cut it, this Swedish squad is deep and dangerous and for my money, is the odds-on favourite to take home gold despite being on the North American ice – traditionally the spot where Canada or the US thrive.


Many betting outlets have them at 6.5-1 odds to take home the gold, and I can’t be the only one who has laid a bit of coin down on that juicy line.


Canada and the US sit at around 2-1 odds.




Staying in Sweden, the word around the campfire is that Canucks’ prospect, Jonathan Dahlen will stay with Timrä IK in the Allsvenskan despite having an out-clause that kicks in this January to move up to the SHL or cross back over to North America and join the Utica Comets in the American League.


Dahlen has been a part of the Timrä organization since he was 16, and currently the team sits first in the league with a legitimate chance at being promoted to the SHL if they can take home the championship.


Clearly Dahlen has allegiances to the club that has given him a great deal of opportunity and respect as a teenager playing in a men’s league and it would be extremely difficult to walk away from your mates in the midst of their run – especially as the team’s (and league’s) best player.