Requests have been made to publish a translated version of the interview with Islander legend Stefan Persson. How did you recieve the news?
I recieved a phone call in the middle of the night from a person speaking a mix between Swedish and English. The person then asked if I knew who he was. Once he had gone to school together with Al Arbour and he was asked to call me. They the Islanders sent a Media Guide with some info about the team and some pictures.
You were the only Swede on the team during your first two seasons. Did you have any part Toronto tog viktig seger the Islanders contacting and signing Anders Kallur? I answered a few questions about him but new player signings were handled over our heads. Eddie Westfall was the team captain when you arrived to the NHL. How was he as a leader? Ed came from the old generation, a guy who was easy to like, who kept everything simple and he probably had a good relation with most of the people within the organization.
He stayed as a color commentator on our games so we spent a few years together. How was it to play against the Flyers? At that time they had guys who you always watched out for, anything could happen.
There were a lot of cheap shots going on far away from the play. Luckily we were probably the team who best stood up against them when it came to fighting.
None of our fighters feared them! Defenseman Moose Dupont, broke my nose with a solid swing, something that could happen when playing them. Was it an accident? There was a scrum in front of their net where I got together with Mark Howe. Since I came in late as a defenseman when the scrum started the face off was moved to the neutral zone. Pretty ugly but absolutely nothing I regretted.
I even think they took me for a crazy bastid, who was better to leave alone! Your fighting record includes six fights in the NHL. Do you remember anything special about them? I have a pretty Toronto tog viktig seger reach so I used to get a good grip and just hold them away from me. The play continued down into Rangers zone.
We were stuck in our zone and started hitting each other, then Steve Vickers came and started grabbing me which had Chico Resch leave the crease to help me out. There were big headlines in NY media since Chico was a peaceful guy and an active church member. Do you only meet your old friends at events like this or do you gather more often? Why do you think you were such a good match? He was a guy who Toronto tog viktig seger what he was good at and did the best of it, a good defensive game.
I was the one who carried the puck forward most of the time, that was my strength. I think both of us were pretty humble and we both quickly adjusted to fit together. I guess it was a bummer to miss the finals. Why did you have to block a shot with your jaw? It was Dale Hunter one of the Hunter brothers anyway? Not good, the smash was hard. I had to use a straw for 6 weeks, I practiced and was skating all the time, which was nice. Now everything went "Toronto tog viktig seger" way so it was never considered.
The Islanders were very productive for many seasons. Did you ever talk about your individual point production? We never talked about points within the team but occasionally someone moaned about being in a slump.
Then he told me that he felt like he have had the puck too little on the PP. So if we just gave Toronto tog viktig seger the puck it would solve everything. Not many Swedes would say something like that, unfortunately!
How well did you know Pelle Lindbergh? Did you keep in touch during the time in USA or did you only meet at international tournaments? We ran into each other after games etc, also at tournaments like the Canada Cup for example, where we played together. Later that morning I saw the news on TV and then there were constantly new updates of what had happened, very very sad!
Those were rainy days! You chose to end your time in the NHL when you were traded to the Winnipeg Jets prior to the season.
Toronto tog viktig seger I felt at that point that I had been through a fantasic journey with the team and different times lied ahead. Torrey probably wanted something of value for me and maybe he hoped a trade would change my mind. The weather in April was a lot better in Rio than in Winnipeg! When I came back home Torrey called me and admitted he had rushed things with me being traded at deadline.
Was it a deliberate decision to go back home or more of a rash and emotional decision that you perhaps regret today? It was not a rash decision, but of course I moved home too early in a way.
You are still holding a few team records most points by a rookie defender 56longest assist streak 9 split and most assists by a defender in a single game 5. At least a rookie defenceman who will score more than 56 points? Who, among Islanders prospects, do you think has the best chance of breaking that record?
If I recall correctly the 56 points I registered was also an NHL record among rookie defenders at that time, that was pretty awesome. How much do you follow the Islanders today? I read the scores and get some info from Anders Kallur from time to time. We have suffered for many years now but I see a ray of light though. What do you do today? Work, spare time etc. Du kommenterar ditt WordPress.
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