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Silky N’ Filthy Podcast | Hoglander’s Arrival & Debating the Best Swedish Players in the NHL

Nothing but love for Sweden on our latest podcast.

2020 NHL All-Star Skills
Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks and Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning look on during the Enterprise NHL Hardest Shot event as part of the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills competition at Enterprise Center on January 24, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri.
Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

The City of Vancouver has nothing but love for Sweden — and the same applies for the podcast with the West Coast bias.

On the latest episode of Silky N’ Filthy, Kyle Bhawan and I break down some actual NHL news, as Nils Hoglander recently signed his three-year entry level deal with the Canucks.

We make our predictions on what happens with Hoglander next season, and get into some of our favourite Swedish hockey names of all time.

The all-Swedish episode continues with our debate over who the greatest Swedish player is in NHL history. Kyle says there’s no debate, but I think it’s up in the air.

What do you think?


Who is the greatest Swedish player in NHL history?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Nicklas Lidstrom
    (31 votes)
  • 46%
    Peter Forsberg
    (29 votes)
  • 4%
    (3 votes)
63 votes total Vote Now

We also debated the greatest Swedish players in the NHL today. Again, Kyle was adamant that there was no debate, and that Elias Pettersson is the best Swede in the NHL today.

I guess I’m gunning to be a villain on this site....because I don’t believe Pettersson is the best Swedish player in the NHL today. He will get there, but it’s a disservice to Victor Hedman and Mika Zibanejad — two players in their prime — to say that Pettersson is better at this moment.

Let’s ask for your humble opinions on this once again, shall we?


Who is the best Swedish player in the NHL today?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Elias Pettersson
    (41 votes)
  • 36%
    Victor Hedman
    (31 votes)
  • 8%
    Mika Zibanejad
    (7 votes)
  • 5%
    (5 votes)
84 votes total Vote Now

Here’s a rundown of our latest episode:

  • Reacting to the NHLPA announcement regarding “Phase 2” (3:30)
  • How much NHL time will Nils Hoglander get next season? (15:00)
  • Best Swedish hockey names (21:30)
  • Who is the best Swedish hockey player of all-time? (22:45)
  • Who is currently Sweden’s best NHLer (30:30)