If you see Niklas Edin as the rabbit in men's curling to begin the 2015-16 season, he doesn't agree with your assessment. Edin's 2015 World Champions might well be the team with the target on it as the season's first Grand Slam event gets underway in Paradise, Newfoundland & Labrador. The way the 30-year-old skip sees it, that world crown only means he's keeping up with a couple of Canadian powerhouse teams.
“We need to (go up) a couple of notches in the world rankings and really try to compete against McEwen and Jacobs,” Edin says during a break in action at last weekend's Stu Sells Tankard, in Oakville, Ontario. The reigning world champ might have that trophy on his mantle, but he and his teammates are looking to jump from number three in the world rankings to number one and those two rinks from Manitoba and Northern Ontario are in the way.
“We’ve gotta make sure that we get enough points to stay high in the world rankings and make all the slams,” Edin says, standing outside theRead More »from Grand Slam of Curling: Team Edin looking for more as the Tour Challenge gets underway