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Tom Nilsson: Sad that we got the stamp
"SHL Swedish national ice hockey league"

"Tom Nilsson: ”Sad that we got the stamp”"

"Theoretically, landslagsback is bookworm and roars against prejudices"

"We would actually have focused on the success on the ice after skadeeländet."

"instead talking Tom Nilsson about the burning bokintresset and a distorted picture of the macho image."

"He hit a hole on a longstanding myth about the hockey players."

"I am tired of the prejudices," says Djurgårdens backtuffing."

"On the bus to a hockey game or on the couch after förmiddagsträningen."

"Tom Nilsson usually have a book in hand."

"He says that he read about 70 books in three years, plowing right now Jan guillou's novels, ”The great century”, and highlights Philipp Meyer's ”the son” as the book that made the greatest impression on him."

"Nilsson is peculiar in its industry."

"the Bookworm and the hockey player is hardly a common used combination."

"at the same time: a claim that he doesn't really like."

" Yes, I have an eye on what other hockey players do in their spare time and there are not so many who read the books. But I'm pretty tired of the stereotypical image of hockey players. I think that it is wrong, "says Nilsson and develop: a"

"– I read the books and just because I might appear as an intellectual. But it is not true. Many people think that hockey players are pretty stupid and it is sad that we have got the stamp. We are actually pretty smart guys, and everyone is smart in their own way."

"”Is not very macho”"

"Tom Nilsson also want to pop holes in another myth."

"When hockey appears in the debates, many people talk about a harsh climate, and a special macho-lingo, in the changing rooms."

"A prejudice that Nilsson does not buy."

" We are not particularly macho. The organization ”Locker Room Talks” makes that there is already a movement against it, but I don't believe in any revolution. It is not needed."

"– the Talking, perhaps, is coarser in the dressing room at a young age. But it is also the age you are unsure and don't really know who you are. And this applies not only in hockey, but in society in general."

"Tom Nilsson message is clear."

"And the words also provide an impact force because he himself is a tough player on the ice."

"A tacklingsglad back who is happy to bökar in front of its own cage and along the borders."

" Understand me correctly now, but I am still quite nice on the ice, grins Nilsson clarifies:"

" I do not want to any opponent, something bad. But I like to be addressed and therefore, it maybe that I am aggressive and mean."

"So many tackles has he handed out – the fourth most in the SHL."

"The average ice age – the most in the whole team."

"The average ice age in outnumbered – the most in the SHL."

"the Number of blocked shots – fifth-best in the SHL."

"The burning bokintresset was born when he lived in north America (Vancouver Canucks seasons) and constantly was haunted by the damage."

"Then he bought a book to have something to occupy themselves with."

"When Nilsson, on the eve of last season, chose to move back to Sweden and signed for Djurgården – it was hardly less reading."

"Skadeproblemen continued."

"When they come in the speech he exclaims:"

"– What harm had I not? I don't understand how it is done, but I went through the whole registry."

"He was not rid of their ljumskproblem and the haunted in the beginning of last season."

"When he was back he got a shot in the thumb which caused an inflammation."

"Unlikely enough, he broke later other thumb."

"And then put two protracted flus stop for games."

"Overall, it was just 18 grundseriematcher of 52 possible during his debut season in Djurgården."

"– Some player associated with the damage. And I started thinking if I would be one such. The one who always is corrupted. It was the pesky thoughts, " says Nilsson when he thinks back on last season."

"Because he wrote in the spring down to where the dark thoughts of a patch. So that the thoughts would then follow with the patch down in the bin."

"– Now this is the chapter clear, I thought. Then I began to work out insanely hard and set a personal record in many fystester. I have felt a great revanschlusta."

"The hard training has started to pay off."

"Now, Tom Nilsson most ice time in the team, he has the most ice time in penalty killing in the league as a whole and belongs to the top tier in several other individual leagues; the best plusu002Fminus, the highest number of blocked shots, and the most tackles."

"the Reward came last week when he was named to the national team."

" Now that I have been able to play regularly, it has been given effect. I'm back to where I want to be and I want to be. Now, I feel completely healthy and do not need to worry about the groin area."

"Nilsson has been one of the league's best defensive backs this season.nHan is a modern back which still reminds of the old defensive-pieces from the past."

"– The large and physical frame-out-hill is no longer available, but I have many of the properties; covers the shots, is strong in närkamper and in front of the goal and want to be tackled. I'm proud of that. But the hockey game goes so fast now that you have to be quick on the skates and spelskicklig also. So see all of the modern back out and I really feel also that I have the game in me."

"But you also have an offensive upside?"

"– Yes, I have thought of it also. With the time I want to develop my game with the puck and I feel like I'm pretty good at it. But at the same time I don't want to lose my existing strengths, either."

"You have a contract that runs out – what do you think of the future?"

"– Yes, I have one optional year but really don't know how I will do. I have the most focus on the present moment, that the team has to find back to the winning track. My focus has really been to be skadefrisk and play as good as possible to maybe open up other doors and opportunities."

"And then become a writer, or what?"

"– Haha yes, maybe? But no autobiography, in such cases. If I'm going to write a book will contain insights, a novel to learn something. Something in the style of Alkymisten."

"Born: August 19, 1993 in Sacramento.nLängdu002Fvikt: 184 cmu002F83 kg.nKlubbfattning: Right.nDraftad: In the fourth round, 100 overall, of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011.nMeriter: SM-gold with Frölunda in 2016, the CHL-champion 2016, was nominated for the Rookie of the Year in the SHL IN 2014, the JVM-silver 2013.nLandskamper: 18 (2+1).nModerklubb: Hanvikens SK.nKlubb: the island of Djurgården.nTidigare clubs: Mora, Brisbane, Toronto Marlies (AHL), Utica Comets (AHL)."

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