’09-10 Player Reviews: Viktor Stalberg


    Next up, Viktor Stalberg by PPP:

    The Summary: Viktor Stalberg made a big splash in the pre-season as he led the NHL with 6 goals in 8 games. Then came game number three of the season and the player known as the A-Train. After Anton Volchenkov‘s hit Stalberg began a steep decline that led him to the AHL for 39 games. He returned in December but his impact was minimal until he found a bit of chemistry with his fellow Frat PackersTyler Bozak and Christian Hanson. It was enough to make some wonder if there was any hope to marry his exceptional speed with a more physical game.

    As with many of the  young players, he was unable to match his potential with results. This coming season will obviously be important as he tries to show that his problems with consistency lay with the transition to a more rigorous schedule and a tougher league rather than being found out as mediocre. Whether he sticks or not we can at least look forward to a year’s worth of special messages.

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    The Discussion:

    Where does Viktor Stalberg’s future lie? Has he shown you enough to think that he is a possible fit in the Leafs‘ top six or will his speed be the skill that keeps him in the NHL as a checking forward?

    Audience Participation:

    Rate Stalberg below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season