Real Life Podcast Episode 95: A Swedish Invasion from Elite Prospects

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 95th episode of the Real Life Podcast! On this week’s show, the boys are thrilled to welcome Uffe Bodin and Peter Sibner from Elite Prospects and talk to him about the Oilers, growing the game abroad, and what he’s been up to since the last time he visited.

Over the past few years, the Nation Network and Elite Prospects have formed a partnership to better utilize resources and information across the two platforms. Part of the partnership means that the boys get to host EP staff like Uffe Bodin and Peter Sibner and show them around the city and take them to a few Oilers games. So what do the Swedes think of Edmonton? “I love it. It is my third time and I am always very happy to return,” says Bodin. With that out of the way, the guys wanted to get to what really matters — the Edmonton Oilers. With that in mind, Wanye asks Uffe and Peter what they think of going to a game at Rogers Place and how that compares to an SHL game in Sweden. Is there anything North American fans can learn from Europeans in terms of atmosphere and engagement? How about junior hockey? What is the difference in support between Canadian and Swedish junior leagues?

Back on the Oilers, Baggedmilk wanted to ask the guys about Edmonton Oilers’ prospect Joel Persson. He’s labelled as an offensive defenceman, but not many of us have been able to see him play live. Fortunately, both Uffe and Peter have seen Persson play in person and were happy to describe what the Oilers have in this player and whether or not he could make an impact at the NHL level. Keeping with the theme of Swedish Oilers, the guys also talked about Adam Larsson and whether or not the team is getting the most out of him. Is there more to this play than a defensive specialist? The guys from Elite Prospects certainly think so. Lastly, the guys talk about the blossoming partnership between The Nation Network and Elite Prospects and offer a glimpse into the future of what’s to come.

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