Swedes in the first round two years in a row is likely impossible to happen on the Thrashers, but I ran across this quote that was mildly interesting, out of what I think is the Gotland, Sweden newspaper. Talks about Johan Larsson, who made a big run up some draft lists with his performance at the U18 World Championships in Minsk.
Google translation of the section:
[quote] Fredrik Jax, Atlanta Thrashers scout, has seen Johan Larsson several times in Brynäs J20 and he is one of the scouts who were not surprised at the hysteria created by Larsson still in hockey circles.
- It is strongly influenced by him to perform as he does. John takes with the team. He is a true team player and important in all parts of the game.
Like most other scouts, Jax avoids answering the question whether Atlanta would be interested in Larsson. Precisely because it is so secret between the clubs.
- I can not sit and talk about right now. He is a good player clearly. We make a list of those we are interested in, says Jax.[/quote]