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Alicat 05-21-2012 12:49 PM

Boston to sign Swedish Goalie Niklas Svedberg
 
Swedish GK Niklas Svedberg has signed with Boston according to paper Expressen.

http://www.expressen.se/sport/hockey...boston-bruins/

Google translation. If anyone can translate it better please do. http://translate.google.com/translat...26prmd%3Dimvns

DarrenRyan 05-21-2012 12:58 PM

Why is it assumed Thomas is the one who is leaving? Tuukka would get us a better return and Thomas and Svedberg could be our tandem

AE 05-21-2012 01:03 PM

Confirmed Signing with Link? you better change it to "Rumor"

The article doesn't confirm it in anyway, when asked Svedberg replies "No comment".

JMcLeaf 05-21-2012 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by DarrenRyan (Post 49959235)
Why is it assumed Thomas is the one who is leaving? Tuukka would get us a better return and Thomas and Svedberg could be our tandem

Because Thomas probably only has a couple years left in him and there's no guarantee Svedberg will be good enough to play in the NHL. If he isn't then you're left looking for a goalie (unless Khudobin turns into something).

KingJet* 05-21-2012 01:05 PM

Bye Bye Thomas?

I kinda hope Winnipeg signs him and shares starts with Pavelec

Frankie Spankie 05-21-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DarrenRyan (Post 49959235)
Why is it assumed Thomas is the one who is leaving? Tuukka would get us a better return and Thomas and Svedberg could be our tandem

Because who do you keep when you're managing a professional hockey team and want to remain competitive for more than a couple years, a 38 year old goalie who while still playing great is going to retire soon or a 25 year old goalie who is already one of the better goalies in the league and has shown flashes of brilliance and posted league leading numbers in the only season he played more than half the games? Not to mention the 25 year old is a much cheaper option.

I'm not sure who this kid is and I'm not sure how I feel about Thomas being traded. I almost feel indifferent. Part of me wants to trade Thomas to hand the reigns over to Rask and give Khudobin a much deserved back up role while actually getting something (albeit probably small). But the other part of me wants to see Thomas retire a Bruin. His entire NHL career was here and for such a nice story as he grew up, Boston was the only team that had the faith in him to give him a chance. It'll be really weird seeing Thomas in another jersey if he does get traded, that's for sure.

vippe 05-21-2012 01:07 PM

Maybe Eklund is right... ;)

And why are people still upset with the whole white house thing? It was nothing from the beginning.

LEAFANFORLIFE23 05-21-2012 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarrenRyan (Post 49959235)
Why is it assumed Thomas is the one who is leaving? Tuukka would get us a better return and Thomas and Svedberg could be our tandem

because Tim is 38 and rask is what? 26? Rask is the future

Drew311 05-21-2012 01:11 PM

How many of these SEL signings have worked out in the past? I can't think of very many.

Eennad142 05-21-2012 01:16 PM

Hopefully Boston will retain the services of the one goaltender who backboned their first championship in 39 years. The politicos can't take that away from Thomas no matter how hard they try. The alternative is unfulfilled backup goalie hype.

UniverStalinGraduate* 05-21-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eennad142 (Post 49959885)
Hopefully Boston will retain the services of the one goaltender who backboned their first championship in 39 years. The politicos can't take that away from Thomas no matter how hard they try. The alternative is unfulfilled backup goalie hype.

Yeah, it would be so stupid to keep the 25 year old goalie instead of the 38 year old goalie.

:laugh:

DaveG 05-21-2012 01:17 PM

any relation to Lennart Svedberg?

Qward 05-21-2012 01:18 PM

tough loss for Brynäs. Losing their #1 goalie and their captain to the NHL.

Eennad142 05-21-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by UniverStalinGraduate (Post 49959941)
Yeah, it would be so stupid to keep the 25 year old goalie instead of the 38 year old goalie.:laugh:

Rather foolish of NJ to hang onto Martin Brodeur at 40 years. What could they be thinking?:amazed:

Alicat 05-21-2012 01:20 PM

Someone on the B's board said he's got quite the temper. Can anyone shed some light on this?

UniverStalinGraduate* 05-21-2012 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Eennad142 (Post 49960003)
Rather foolish of NJ to hang onto Martin Brodeur at 40 years. What could they be thinking?:amazed:

Yeah...because the Devils have a guy who led the league in save percentage 3 seasons ago.... :laugh:

SLAPSHOT723 05-21-2012 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Qward (Post 49959971)
tough loss for Brynäs. Losing their #1 goalie and their captain to the NHL.

He was their captain? Or was it someone else?

WreckItRask 05-21-2012 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Qward (Post 49959971)
tough loss for Brynäs. Losing their #1 goalie and their captain to the NHL.

Does it make it any worse to know that they're probably losing their starting goalie to the AHL?

Qward 05-21-2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alycat (Post 49960043)
Someone on the B's board said he's got quite the temper. Can anyone shed some light on this?

What? a Boston goalie with a temper? Never!:sarcasm:

Qward 05-21-2012 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 (Post 49960123)
He was their captain? Or was it someone else?

Jakob Silfverberg was their captain. MVP of the SEL regular season and Playoff MVP.

He came over in time 2 play 2 playoff games for Ottawa. He will be playing in the NHL this year with the Sens.

Qward 05-21-2012 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyler Sanguine (Post 49960125)
Does it make it any worse to know that they're probably losing their starting goalie to the AHL?

all the same :sarcasm:

FolignoQuantumLeap 05-21-2012 01:35 PM

GK? Is that a thing?

Potato Juice 05-21-2012 01:35 PM

How come this guy never got drafted or anything?

On a side note, how would he compare to other NHL goalies?

Eennad142 05-21-2012 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by UniverStalinGraduate (Post 49960101)
Yeah...because the Devils have a guy who led the league in save percentage 3 seasons ago.... :laugh:

Tuky Rasky led league in save percentage three seasons ago. A defining career moment if there ever was one. Could help when HOF career dossier presented.

caley 05-21-2012 01:43 PM

All right, folks. This is the Rumor Thread for Boston signing Niklas Svedberg. It's not the thread for discussing Tim Thomas' political views/being a *******, nor the thread for discussing Brad Marchand being a *******/having a large nose, nor Roberto Luongo's nose. So let's keep it on topic, or I start banning people from the thread.


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