SHL - November Review- Färjestad
SHL - November Review- Färjestad

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SHL - November Review- Färjestad

6. Färjestad BK

Until now Färjestad have been in the bottom half of the table, but this November they have won 6 out of 8 games and taken points from those other two matches where they twice lost in Overtime.

The team is very similar to last year's, with no big splash out on import players. Perhaps the most significant pre-season signing was netminder, Markus Svensson but it has been his colleague, Adam Werner who leads the team with a 92.95 SVS% putting him fourth overall in the SHL.

Losing two of their top scorers from 2017/8 meant the team has had to find itself again up front. And it has been new signing, 26 year old Swede, Jesper Olofsson and club stalwart, 32 year old Johan Ryno who have taken up the challenge leading the way in points production from the forwards. This month has also seen the return of one of last year's stars, Michael Lindqvist (above). The 24 year old had started the 2018/9 season with Hartford Wolf Pack, the New York Rangers' AHL development team after a breakout first season in the SHL last year. On his return to Stockholm he started where he left of with four points in just five games (1G+4A). However, the top scorer in the team is currently not a forward but Finnish defenseman Jesse Virtanen with 15 points, including 13 assists.

If they can continue with this kind of form they may turn out to be the surprise winners of this year's SHL.

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