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#2329095 Wings to Europe: Tracking which DRW players are playing where

Posted by SweWings on 17 September 2012 - 04:34 AM

it seems like a logical move, dk why europe is so attractive to some. If they all just went to the AHL it would make it be pretty much like the nhl instead of having all the nhl talent scattered around europe. But I guess they coudl get more money in europe...

Well for the European players it's a chance to play at home, for the NA players it's a chance to visit some other country they might not really ever have visited (don't underestimate that, change of scenery is a big deal, at least it has been for me). For all players it's a chance to continue playing competitively and to continue making money (for those going to the KHL, a lot of money).

#2329094 Wings to Europe: Tracking which DRW players are playing where

Posted by SweWings on 17 September 2012 - 04:22 AM

Well Nyquist is headed to the Griffins according to Aftonbladet.se. Seems like a pretty exhaustive list, at least concerning Swedish players.

EDIT: Figured I'd go ahead and translate what the rest of the DRW players are planning on doing:

Henrik Zetterberg, 31, Detroit Red Wings.
Staying in Detroit for now and working out. Will go to another club at the earliest around Christmas and if it's Sweden the Timrå is the only option.
Niklas Kronwall, 31, Detroit Red Wings.
Will take a couple of weeks to see if the conflict gets resolved. After that he'll play for Djurgården in Sweden to help them get back to the SEL.
Johan Franzén, 32, Detroit Red Wings.
Will continue working out with team mates at the rink they've rented together in Detroit.
Mikael Samuelsson, 35, Detroit Red Wings.
Says that it will take a lot for him to play anywhere else. Wants to be with his family after many years of moves across NA.
Jonathan Ericsson, 28, Detroit Red Wings.
The Swedish Detroit player who seems most eager to play. Even rumored that he might join his old club Vita Hästen in Division 1 (That would be the 3rd tier league in Sweden).
Gustav Nyquist, 23, Detroit Red Wings.
Starts the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Jonas Gustavsson, 27, Detroit Red Wings.
Has not made a decision, continues to work out with new team mates in Detroit.
Tomas Holmström, 39, Detroit Red Wings
Still hasn't decided if he'll continue to play or retire.

#2203781 Brunnström to try out for Wings

Posted by SweWings on 15 August 2011 - 10:45 AM

Less hype, a bit older, a bit more humble... We'll see what happens at the training camp but there might be some upside left...

#2197169 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by SweWings on 07 July 2011 - 04:00 PM

I've said it before, I'll do it again: if this happens I'm definitely getting a Commodore #64 Red Wings t-shirt (I'd love to get the jersey but it ain't exactly in my budget right now).

#2195697 Forward lines next season?

Posted by SweWings on 03 July 2011 - 08:04 AM


i'm going to talk you through this...nice...and...slow...and...simple...okay??

how many forwards can you dress on a team??


how many forwards do you usually see carried on a team??


how many forwards did we have under contract before july 1?

12 (1-datsyuk, 2-zetterberg, 3-franzen, 4-filppula, 5-hudler, 6-cleary, 7-holmstrom, 8-bertuzzi, 9-helm, 10-abdelkader, 11-mursak, 12-emmerton

how many forwards do we have under contract since after july 1?

14 (13-eaves, 14-miller)

...so now, you, genius, tell me how the signing of eaves and miller does not effect the potential signing of a "jagr type"?

or, as I'm sure you're too stupid to do, you can just acknowledge that you were wrong and move on.

Yeah, or you just trade Hudler to free up a spot? Maybe? Which is what Holland's been trying to do? (Oh and the bolded words/statement really makes convincing me that much easier. As far as I know I haven't insulted you in a post or reduced myself to childish name-calling).

#2195081 Forward lines next season?

Posted by SweWings on 02 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

I love how there are so many negative comments after one freaking day of free agency. Settle the heck down.

If I could give you more than one +1 I would...

#2195001 Wings re-sign Ericsson to 3-year, $9.75m contract

Posted by SweWings on 02 July 2011 - 06:02 AM

Dude-- no one in their right mind thinks Ericsson is Rafi's replacement.

Who on LGW is actually in their right mind? The only reason I keep coming back here is for all the insanity...

#2193593 Wings not offering contract to Jagr

Posted by SweWings on 01 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

I wonder how much he demanded?

#2190008 10 Greatest Wings Draft Picks in History?

Posted by SweWings on 26 June 2011 - 01:23 PM

Man, you should bunch together the entire 1989 Detroit draft picks as number 1 :D. Lidstrom, Fedorov, Sillinger, Drake, Konstantinov. Not a bad year at all...

#2119747 Bettman threatens Edmonton.

Posted by SweWings on 20 February 2011 - 06:53 PM

Just once I'd like to see a city call the bluff of a team that threatens to leave.

Long Island?

#2100698 Joke of the day - Giguere willing to waive no trade clause

Posted by SweWings on 20 January 2011 - 04:37 PM

Nobody in their right mind would take him.

So... Toronto?

#2075068 Daniel Larsson's comments on Osgood&Howard

Posted by SweWings on 10 December 2010 - 04:58 AM

Problem is, unless he manages to pull some success at the AHL level, he hasn't earned the right to talk any smack. He's 45-36-4 in the AHL, hardly stellar numbers, and his GAA there of 2.76 and 2.85 would place him currently 28th or 29th in the AHL, second on his own team behind MacDonald. Right now he's the talented college quarterback who thinks he can smoke Peyton Manning.

I think you're exaggerating more than a little but I see your point. Thing is, a lot of current European goalkeepers in the NHL don't really take the AHL path, especially in recent years. That might partially be due to desperation but also because they've often proven themselves in their domestic league + international competitions and that experience tends to be equivalent to any AHL experience. If Larsson keeps his current stats in the Swedish league he will probably win Best Goalkeeper of the Year in the SEL and be among the front runners for the No. 1 in the Swedish national team in the 2011 WC. If he grabs that spot and does well, a big IF considering there will probably be more than 1 NHL goalie around, then I don't see why Detroit wouldn't take a chance on him as back up.

#2061686 Forsberg's last comeback attempt

Posted by SweWings on 11 November 2010 - 08:54 PM

That's not really fair. Chicago could probably benefit from a third line of mindfly/GMR/Carman.

What team wouldn't?

#2050757 Rypien suspended 6 games

Posted by SweWings on 22 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

Seems like an ok amount. The guy doesn't have any history of doing anything remotely close to this so that likely limited the amount of games to 6. How many games do you think these guys would've gotten?

#2050602 Kenneth Rucker, a.k.a. "Orange Hat Guy", passed away

Posted by SweWings on 22 October 2010 - 01:10 AM

Like Kanye West said: "No one gets the roses while they can still smell 'em".

Kanye might not be the best person to quote in matters of respect and honoring people...