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A Disappointing WJC For Simon Edvinsson

08/21/2022 at 9:19am EDT

via Corey Pronman of The Athletic ($),

Here is a summary of players who I felt stood out — or failed to stand out — this past week in Edmonton after Canada beat Finland 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game, with Kent Johnson scoring the golden goal.

Disappointments

Simon Edvinsson, LHD, Detroit

Edvinsson was one of the standouts of the December tournament, but it’s fair to say he didn’t have the week he expected. Part of that was due to being injured in the pre-tournament game and getting food poisoning mid-week, but even with that in mind he didn’t do a ton to help Sweden win games. He’s a great player coming off a great season, and there aren’t very many players in hockey with his combination of size, skating and skill, but he coughed up a lot of pucks this week when the games got quicker and it was hard to say he looked NHL-ready.

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