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Thread: MIN Game
Forum: Armchair-GMOct. 9 at 2:49 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CringleMcDingleberry</b></div><div>Purely looking at preseason skill levels and game contribution, Berggren and Soderblom should make it into the middle 6, but because of the below reasons I see them as starting in GR along with a few others.
- Waivers - Although not as good, Erne, Suter, Sundqvist, Veleno and Smith should remain in the mix to help maintain that competitive environment. Not surprised if SY has create this log jam to push for that competitive "playoff" mindset.
- Chemistry - Soderblom/Berggren and Edvinsson/Johansson can build chemistry in GR. Learn how to find each other through muscle memory and all that good stuff.
- TOI - As mentioned above, I would rather see Soderblom/Berggren and Edvinsson/Johansson get more TOI at this point.
- Honing Skills - Although they could get this in the RW, having an "on-ramp" allows some space to work on the areas of improvement (Soderblom on FO and speed, Berggren on Shots, Edvinsson on confidence/consistency).
- Higher pick in -23 draft - Worse case scenario, by putting "worse" players in games during this season will put us in a better position for next years draft. Who knows, maybe we'll get lucky (for once).
- NHL exposure still very much going to happen (injuries etc). &lt;9 games in NHL for these young ones WILL happen.
- 23/24 Changes - There are a fair amount of UFA/RFAs happening at which point SY &amp; Co will have a much clearer picture. At that point Kasper may also be in the mix to enter along with these guys.

Also THE_OTHER_JUST_ME, it's "Soderbl<strong>o</strong>m" which translates to "South bloom" in Swedish. Berggren translates to "Mountain branch"</div></div>

I agree with most of what you said, but I think either Edvinsson or Johansson makes the team. They have a logjam at LD, so if they both get sent back to GR that means they will have them 2 plus Sebrango, McIsaac and Viro. All of them would be top 4 material in GR. Honestly no matter how I chalk it up, they will have to move somebody or loan them to Europe to play.