After making it through what he dubbed a “tough season” in Dallas, John Klingberg is excited to play in the quarterfinals at the world championships.
It's an experience he jumped at the chance to have.
"I knew we had a chance to get a real good team together," said the 24-year-old blueliner. "I know a lot of guys from before and I had a chance to play against them pretty late into the season.”
Sweden faces Switzerland today, and head coach Rikard Gronborg has been impressed with Klingberg’s play during the tournament.
"What stands out is his mobility," Swedish head coach Rikard Gronborg said. "He's really smooth the way he moves around the ice. He jumps into the attack real well. He's always a threat on the ice. He's maturing as a defenseman too. He takes quite a bit of responsibility defensively. But especially his offense stands out to me."
Julius Honka’s confidence level is growing, thanks to his time at the world championships. [Stars]
The Senators beat the Penguins 5-1 last night, taking a 2-1 series lead. [Pensburgh]
Vernon Fiddler has one goal: win the Stanley Cup.
"I'd sweep the floor for David Poile. I just want to win that Cup." Retirement near, Vern Fiddler comes full circle: https://t.co/r3H9lqlw1t— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2017
Making a case for each of the GM of the Year candidates. [The Hockey News]
Sixteen-year-old Senators fan Jonathan Pitre has had a successful stem cell transplant.
What the influx of Swedish players in the NHL means for the future of the game. [Sportsnet]
Nathan MacKinnon could really use some help in Colorado. [The Hockey News]
And finally, just a reminder that Antoine Roussel had a pretty good time at worlds.