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In awe of the Norlander skate kick

In awe of the Norlander skate kick

DETROIT – Lucas Raymond has all the traits of a likable young man. He patiently answers questions from two Montreal reporters in a driveway at Little Caesars Arena.

But his face lights up even more when we talk to him about Matthias Norlander, his former HC Frölunda teammate.

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“He’s with the Canadians now! Wow, I didn’t know, he replies excitedly. I’m so happy for him. He’s a really good guy. I played with him a whole season last year. There are some really good skaters here with the Red Wings. I’m thinking especially of Nick Lady. But Before this year Matthias was the best skater I’ve ever seen working on the ice.”

“I have some really good things to say about him. He is not only a good defender, but also a good person. He is humble, works hard and wants to be successful. I would like to play against him tomorrow [samedi] evening.”

Norlander has yet to wear a Canadians jersey. He has yet to play a single NHL game.

Returning to the CH environment after a week-long stay with Laval Rocket for his fitness, the 21-year-old defender could get his first chance within the next few days. Dominique Ducharme mentioned this possibility without going there on a specific date for his NHL debut.

Edvinsson, another from Sweden

At Frölunda last year, Raymond also took shoulders with defender Simon Edvinsson, the Red Wings’ first-round pick in 2021. Steve Yzerman secured a tie again at Stadium Sweden by claiming a whopping 6’4” and 198lbs acting with the sixth pick In total.

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“I hope he has a great career in the NHL,” Raymond said. still young. I watched the matches this season in Frölunda and he is playing really well. He is not only one of the best defenders in the team, but one of the best defenders in the league. I haven’t played many matches [10] with him last season. But it was enough to know that he was a good man. He works hard. For such a tall defender, he is fast, intelligent and has good vision.”

In Detroit, Edvinsson could become a perfect partner for Mortiz Seider, 6’4”, 197lb.