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#1 CenterIce

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

The Detroit Red Wings submitted a qualifying offer for restricted free agent defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, whom they receive in the Ville Leino trade. But Tollefsen, who currently plays in the Swedish league with MoDo, has no plans to return to the NHL.

He tells hockeykanalen.se (translated by Michigan Live), "I have declined the contract. It's a bad offer so I won't sign it. But they've sent a contract offer so it gives them the rights to me as a player for two years. But I would not go over now, and I will play for MoDo."

Tollefsen might stay in Sweden for the next two seasons while the Wings still have his rights. From there, he could test the NHL free agent market as an unrestricted free agent.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:15 AM

Welp, we got Leino for nothing, and we traded him for nothing. I guess we broke even.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:20 AM

Welp, we got Leino for nothing, and we traded him for nothing. I guess we broke even.


There was also a 5th round pick in the deal, and we still have Tollesfsen's rights, if he decides to come back.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:27 AM

There was also a 5th round pick in the deal, and we still have Tollesfsen's rights, if he decides to come back.

Exactly... and with the way we draft late... that 5th could end up being something huge...

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:28 AM

Exactly... and with the way we draft late... that 5th could end up being something huge...


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

There was also a 5th round pick in the deal, and we still have Tollesfsen's rights, if he decides to come back.


True on the pick, that worked out alright. But I think Tollefsen is gone. I doubt he wants to spend time in the AHL when he could sign with a terrible team and play in the NHL in two years after our rights are gone, never accomplishing anything. Like a BOSS.

Edited by Lamothe, 11 June 2010 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:30 AM

Wishful thinking.

I said could... I didn't say count on it... but if you really want to brake it down to brass tacks, Leino was a FA signing, so even with Tolle gone, we basically got a 5th round pick for free...

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:34 AM

Tollefson is garbage anyway, I'd say Meech is better then him and hopefully Kindl turns out to be.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:43 AM

Exactly... and with the way we draft late... that 5th could end up being something huge...

5th rounder is still a 5th rounder. Just because we've drafted good at late picks in the past doesn't make that 5th rounder basically any valuable. We could've gotten a 4th rounder for example, which is always better.

We have good scouting yes, but that doesn't really make that trade look any better to me.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:51 AM

Tollefsen is a tool anyway.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:04 PM

and we still have Tollesfsen's rights


aka nothing lol

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

Tollefsen is a tool anyway.


He was brilliant in Grand Rapids. Much better than Kindl.

Maybe you should watch a player before commenting on him, eh?

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:35 PM

Not a big deal.

That Leino guy didn't turn into anything special, so we didn't lose much. :D
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

5th rounder is still a 5th rounder. Just because we've drafted good at late picks in the past doesn't make that 5th rounder basically any valuable. We could've gotten a 4th rounder for example, which is always better.

We have good scouting yes, but that doesn't really make that trade look any better to me.

wait to completely disregard my follow up post...

I said could... I didn't say count on it... but if you really want to brake it down to brass tacks, Leino was a FA signing, so even with Tolle gone, we basically got a 5th round pick for free...


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:19 PM

wait to completely disregard my follow up post...

I was talking about the trade value of 5th round pick. It doesn't make it any higher even if we have great scouting. It's still a 5th rounder and sure, it COULD end being another Datsyuk or Zetterberg. If we had a 4th rounder the chance is even greater though. It isn't like we only draft good players with late picks.

Our scouting can make the trade look better, but as said, the trade was still basically Leino -> 5th round draft pick. Leino's potential - even if he sucked at the time - was more valuable than an average 5th rounder back when the trade happened, that's the point. You could say that we got something out of nothing as Leino was FA signing. But if you only look at that trade, it is what it is. The fact that we draft well can chance the final outcome, but it still doesn't make that trade any better.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:41 PM

He was brilliant in Grand Rapids. Much better than Kindl.

Maybe you should watch a player before commenting on him, eh?


he's just one of the very few players who has excelled in the ahl

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:29 PM

There was also a 5th round pick in the deal, and we still have Tollesfsen's rights, if he decides to come back.


The guy had one point in 16 games in the AHL. Something tells me the Wings won't miss him.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:31 PM

Welp, we got Leino for nothing, and we traded him for nothing. I guess we broke even.


We also got a 5th round pick.

he's just one of the very few players who has excelled in the ahl


Based on his NHL play that's the most likely reasoning.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

He was brilliant in Grand Rapids. Much better than Kindl.

Maybe you should watch a player before commenting on him, eh?


OR.... now hear me out, I know it's a maverick idea and all....

I can voice my opinion like everyone else and people like you can make witty remarks to boost your epeen?

LOL, he sucks and is a toolbag.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:03 PM

It looks like he got his "cup of coffee" to go.

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