|Adam Larsson #5 (right) - Blake Gumprecht - Flickr|
I've finally commenced my NHL 2011 Draft eligible prospect profile series - "The Next Ones".
First up is Swedish phenom blueliner - Adam Larsson.
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The burgeoning blue chip blueliner out of Sweden understandably draws comparisons to the incomparable Niklas Lidstrom. To compare Larsson at this stage to Lidstrom, however, is unjust. Lidstrom is undeniably one of the great blueliners of all time. But Larsson does indeed have the potential to be an excellent blueliner in his own right.
Larsson in this fight unusually kept his gloves on: