Leif Boork chooses his absolute favorite of Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidström: “He had everything”

They are three of Swedish hockey’s biggest icons.
But who is really the best of Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidström.
Leif Boork is sure of his thing when he chooses his favorite.

When it comes to Swedish hockey’s all-time greatest, there are usually three icons who fight for the throne. It is, of course, about Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidström but then there is a big debate about who was really the best of the trio.

Triss in icons

“Lidas” won the most Stanley Cup titles, while “Sudden” scored the most points in the NHL and “Foppa” can boast the best scoring average. The question is which of the parameters weighs the most in the assessment of the legendary trio.

The article continues after the picture.

130116 Ice hockey, World Cup: Nicklas Lidström, Mats Sundin and Peter Forsberg were presented as World Cup ambassadors for the Ice Hockey World Cup 2013 during a press conference. © Bildbyrån – 86372 – Photo: Joel Marklund / BILDBYRÅN

One thing that is certain is that all three were great hockey players and really dominated in North America. Peter Forsberg won two Stanley Cup titles and scored 885 points in 708 games in the NHL, Nicklas Lidström won four Stanley Cup titles and scored 1,142 points in 1,564 games while Mats Sundin did not win a title but scored 1,349 points in 1,346 matches.

READ MORE: The unexpected criticism of Joel Lundqvist as a new TV4 expert – the strange detail in the picture is now causing strong reactions

Boork pays homage

If you ask the hockey profile Leif Bork so he is convinced who is the best and thus Swedish hockey’s best player of all time. It’s actually one the coaching veteran has seen up close himself.

The article continues after the picture.

180112 Confederation captain Leif Boork during a press conference where Sweden’s squad for the Olympics in women’s ice hockey is presented on January 12, 2018 in Stockholm. Photo: Andreas L Eriksson / Bildbyrån / code AE ​​/ Cop 106

In 1994, Boork trained a young super talent in Modo and it is precisely Peter Forsberg that he highlights.
“He is the greatest of all time. He had everything. The passes, the look, the sense of purpose – everything,” says Leif in an old interview with Expressen.

READ MORE: When a 10-year-old Peter Forsberg came home inconsolable after a match – and shocked his father with the confession

It was in connection with Foppa’s big farewell to his playing career in 2011 that Boork praised the 37-year-old to the skies and also thought he made the right decision to put his skates on the famous shelf.
– He has had problems with the injury and cannot play in the NHL if he is not completely healthy, said the hockey profile to the evening newspaper at the time.
– It is not an easy decision for anyone to make. He must have hesitated back and forth the whole time.

Who do you choose as the best of Foppa, Sudden and Lidas? Share the article and have your say!