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Jarnberg 07-03-2011 03:57 PM

Niclas Bergfors - Cleared - Now on unconditional waivers for purpose of release
 
http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=568396

Ugh

Joe T Choker 07-03-2011 03:57 PM

Bergfors is a Pred
 
According to NHLPredsInsider on twitter, 1 year 575 k

JohniusMaximus 07-03-2011 03:58 PM

Quick! Someone panic over it!

CloakroomCrusader 07-03-2011 04:00 PM

FIRE POILE. He's the worst GM in the history of ever!!!

predfan24 07-03-2011 04:01 PM

Good to know we cleared space to bring in the monster Bergfors:sarcasm:

No, but seriously the guy has shown a scoring touch in years past and at league min it's a worthy risk.

Jarnberg 07-03-2011 04:03 PM

Hey only career.1 PPG less than Fisher.

I Will Son 07-03-2011 04:05 PM

Our questions have been answered!!

barrytrotzsneck 07-03-2011 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 34598709)
Hey only career.1 PPG less than Fisher.

It's for league minimum. There is literallyzero risk. I'm cynical, but jeez, you're going overboard. I somehow doubt we dumped Franson just so we could afford to overpay RFAs AND sign Bergfors. If he sucks, he gets waived or traded--just like SK last season.

cleangene 07-03-2011 04:11 PM

Here We Go!! Bergfors signed.
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 3, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Niclas Bergfors to a one-year contract worth $575,000.

Bergfors, 24 (3/7/87), split the 2010-11 season between Atlanta and Florida, posting 36 points (12g-24a) in 72 games. During his first full NHL campaign with New Jersey and Atlanta in 2009-10, the Södertälje, Sweden native posted 21 goals and 44 points in 81 games, landing him a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie Team. In 162 career NHL games since 2008, Bergfors has 81 points (34g-47a).

Drafted 23rd overall (first round) by the Devils in the 2005 Entry Draft, Bergfors was the youngest player in the American Hockey League in 2005-06 with the Albany River Rats after a decorated junior career in his homeland. The 5-10, 194-pound winger was the 2005 Swedish Junior Player of the Year, following the likes of Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Henrik Lunqvist, Peter Forsberg and Mats Sundin. He has also represented the Tre Kroner in five international tournaments, earning a bronze medal and being named to the tournament all-star team at the 2005 Under-18 World Championships.

Jarnberg 07-03-2011 04:12 PM

Can Atlanta fans chime on Bergfors?

predfan98 07-03-2011 04:14 PM

I like this signing. Watched his stats at the end of last season. Has some good upside!

OpenWheel 07-03-2011 04:14 PM

This was probably a bone for Shea to get him to sign.

More seriously, the man's only 24, and can play some.

Firestorm 07-03-2011 04:14 PM

This year's Sergei Kostitsyn experiment.

barrytrotzsneck 07-03-2011 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 34599099)
Can Atlanta fans chime on Bergfors?

Pure sniper, no defensive game. Basically a skilled Patric Hornqvist with less hockey sense.

preds1 07-03-2011 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustAnotherHockeyFan (Post 34599209)
This year's Sergei Kostitsyn experiment.

Exactly what I was thinking.

Leaf Rocket 07-03-2011 04:22 PM

this is actually a nice signing, give him some time and he might become a good player for you guys, so don`t fret over it yet.

Wanted him hence i thought I should wish you good luck. He has skill just needs to find it

predfan98 07-03-2011 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustAnotherHockeyFan (Post 34599209)
This year's Sergei Kostitsyn experiment.

well, that turned out pretty good. I'll take another, please.:handclap:

JacklegJack 07-03-2011 04:24 PM

I like this signing a lot. League minimum for a guy almost guaranteed to get at least 30 points is a steal considering how much guys like Ward, Kopecky, et al have been signing for the last few days. Low risk high reward, good move in my opinion.

alexmanu 07-03-2011 04:28 PM

I actually really like this signing. Low risk, high reward.

ExplosiveLEAFman 07-03-2011 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 34599099)
Can Atlanta fans chime on Bergfors?

At the price he's signed at, it's worth a shot. He was the central piece for the Kovalchuk trade. Biggest problem in Atlanta was he couldn't produce points on the top two lines and was useless on the bottom two lines.

Maybe with a better coaching staff and tighter system, he can be somewhat productive. But he was dumped at the trade deadline for a rental of Dvorak, tells you what the Thrashers thought of him.

tserberis* 07-03-2011 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmanu (Post 34599793)
I actually really like this signing. Low risk, high reward.

:nod:

Preds Partisan 07-03-2011 04:35 PM

I love cheap, low risk experiments. But he still doesn't come anywhere close to top six scoring help. This is who you sign when you're throwing darts at the boards to see what sticks to plug up some holes in your lineup, not for a team trying to fill in offensive craters.

That aside, the question is, Svatos 2.0 or SK 2.0?

Enoch 07-03-2011 04:38 PM

Good signing. No risk. Young with a good set of hands = something we dreadfully lack in this organization. This still cannot be the end-game for the Franson trade.

codeyh 07-03-2011 04:39 PM

at $575k, why not give the kid a shot. I'll take it.

Everlong 07-03-2011 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmanu (Post 34599793)
I actually really like this signing. Low risk, high reward.

Ditto. He's been with a few different clubs, but still has offensive potential. No issue with giving him a shot.


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