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Ilyeu 05-23-2010 05:44 PM

Players to the NHL after this championship?
 
What tournament performers, players who were good already but really stood out or drafted prospects that are trying to make their NHL first team will make the final cut for October?

I hope to see a few of Swiss, German or Denmark players.

Saku11 05-23-2010 05:49 PM

I actually think Petteri Nummelin could do well in NHL if he finds a good team.I know he is old and wont go. Also, as a Finnish guy i`m homer.But can the guy ever move the puck smooothly.

koh19 05-23-2010 06:22 PM

Paajarvi-Svensson, Omark, Harju for Sweden
Sulzer, Gogulla for Germany
Ambuhl, Gerber, Josi, Stephan for Switzerland

Systemfel 05-23-2010 06:25 PM

Niklas Persson and Jonas Andersson. Persson is rumored to Chicago and Andersson has been talking to the Predators, who still own his rights.

vofty 05-23-2010 06:48 PM

Philip Larsen from Denmark was already under contract but he should either crack the Stars lineup full time next year or be a frequent call up from the AHL.

Arselona 05-23-2010 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Saku11 (Post 25966542)
I actually think Petteri Nummelin could do well in NHL if he finds a good team.I know he is old and wont go. Also, as a Finnish guy i`m homer.But can the guy ever move the puck smooothly.

Nummelin is the prototype of a skilled euro too small/soft for NHL. It's already been seen before.

RebelMe 05-23-2010 06:55 PM

Roman Cervenka expected to get a contract in the NHL. I would give him one as a baggage handler. Maybe as a masseur if he shows some talent...

Jokes aside - Yeah, we won, but his contribution was marginal. In the last three matches, I always had a bet on with my friends that if he scores, I'm gonna do some crazy stuff...luckily, he didn't surprise me.

Pioneer13 05-23-2010 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saku11 (Post 25966542)
I actually think Petteri Nummelin could do well in NHL if he finds a good team.I know he is old and wont go. Also, as a Finnish guy i`m homer.But can the guy ever move the puck smooothly.

About as sure a thing as you will see in a shootout too.

Martinson 05-23-2010 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by RebelMe (Post 25967641)
Roman Cervenka expected to get a contract in the NHL. I would give him one as a baggage handler. Maybe as a masseur if he shows some talent...

Jokes aside - Yeah, we won, but his contribution was marginal. In the last three matches, I always had a bet on with my friends that if he scores, I'm gonna do some crazy stuff...luckily, he didn't surprise me.

I think we all had our expectations a bit too high. The guy's got talent and works pretty hard, he just needs to leave our league. But I have to agree- he's not an NHL-level player at this point.

legion681* 05-23-2010 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Saku11 (Post 25966542)
I actually think Petteri Nummelin could do well in NHL if he finds a good team.I know he is old and wont go. Also, as a Finnish guy i`m homer.But can the guy ever move the puck smooothly.

After the busts with Columbus (where, if my memory serves me well, they used him as a fourh line forward!!!), the 2nd try with Minnesota (where he was doing kinda ok at the beginning) and his age, the chances for Petteri are ZERO.

He better stay in Switzerland with Lugano, where he is considered almost a god.
He should finish his career there, better for him, better for Lugano fans (I am one...), eveyone's happy...

Jag68Sid87 05-23-2010 08:20 PM

How old does a European player have to be now to be ineligible for the draft? This rule has confused me a little since the lockout. Do they become NHL free agents after age 22?

Systemfel 05-23-2010 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 (Post 25969029)
How old does a European player have to be now to be ineligible for the draft? This rule has confused me a little since the lockout. Do they become NHL free agents after age 22?

22, yes.

Jag68Sid87 05-23-2010 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 25969069)
22, yes.

Thank you.

teddygmr 05-23-2010 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 25967100)
Niklas Persson and Jonas Andersson. Persson is rumored to Chicago and Andersson has been talking to the Predators, who still own his rights.

How about flashy Juhamatti Aaltonen? Any chance of him signing in St. Louis or elsewhere in the NHL?

Levitate 05-23-2010 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by koh19 (Post 25967054)
Paajarvi-Svensson, Omark, Harju for Sweden
Sulzer, Gogulla for Germany
Ambuhl, Gerber, Josi, Stephan for Switzerland

It might have been the situation in Hartford, but Ambuhl was barely an AHL player last year.

Hard to say though, Hartford had a tough year and he may not have wanted to be there

PanniniClaus 05-23-2010 09:34 PM

The Czechs with their win may generate some interest although I am not overly excited.

Klepis was a first round bust but there appears to be a player there. Caslava is 31 but he can get in passing and shooting lanes and could fill a hole if he wants to take a run at it.

Vampola spent too much time on his back or belly for a guy 200 pounds.


Holzer and Krueger are both space eating d men with right shots - they could end up in the NHL.

I like the package Marcel Muller has but I am not sure if he can get quick enough to play in the NHL. He intrigues me.

The only Swede I liked to make the jump is the obvious one - MPSvensson.

NewFang 05-23-2010 10:47 PM

Korbinian Holzer will likely be playing in the AHL next year.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey...-to-join-leafs

mattihp 05-23-2010 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by teddygmr (Post 25969837)
How about flashy Juhamatti Aaltonen? Any chance of him signing in St. Louis or elsewhere in the NHL?

I hope he has a shot. Players like him and Komarov belong in the NHL.


Niskala probably got a call or two as well as he is much better suited to the small ice. Probably gave up on it last time around though.

Chapin Landvogt 05-24-2010 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 25967100)
Niklas Persson and Jonas Andersson. Persson is rumored to Chicago and Andersson has been talking to the Predators, who still own his rights.

Andersson is big AND a tremendous skater. Can definitely see him being of interest to a few NHL teams. Time will tell if his game translates.

As for Persson, I felt he was the worst player on the ice in the games against the Czechs and the Germans, which I watched live. At times he was brutal.... weak on his skates, caught doing circles just trying to keep up. Not sure if he was the guy who iced the puck with a no-look backhand attempt at the empty net with 14 seconds to go against the Czechs? I thought it was him.

That was just a sample size though...

Chapin Landvogt 05-24-2010 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by DoesURchickenFLY (Post 25967528)
Philip Larsen from Denmark was already under contract but he should either crack the Stars lineup full time next year or be a frequent call up from the AHL.

He was very impressive - except against Sweden. Kind of broke down in that game.

In general though, a very intelligent player whose smaller size plays little to no role because he's so strong, well-conditioned and knows how to position himself in the little battles. Puck possession was also off the charts.

Chapin Landvogt 05-24-2010 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RebelMe (Post 25967641)
Roman Cervenka expected to get a contract in the NHL. I would give him one as a baggage handler. Maybe as a masseur if he shows some talent...

Jokes aside - Yeah, we won, but his contribution was marginal. In the last three matches, I always had a bet on with my friends that if he scores, I'm gonna do some crazy stuff...luckily, he didn't surprise me.

Cervenka was pretty impressive at times. He was one of the Czechs that made a lot of folks in attendance raise an eyebrow.

Chapin Landvogt 05-24-2010 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewFang (Post 25970968)
Korbinian Holzer will likely be playing in the AHL next year.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey...-to-join-leafs

Holzer looked a lot like another Luke Schenn in this tournament. A LOT!

Buffaloed 05-24-2010 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by koh19 (Post 25967054)
Paajarvi-Svensson, Omark, Harju for Sweden
Sulzer, Gogulla for Germany
Ambuhl, Gerber, Josi, Stephan for Switzerland

Gogulla has apparently decided to return to the Cologne Sharks.
http://www.eishockeynews.de/nachrich...richt_id=11673

DwightKSchrute 05-24-2010 06:42 PM

Jagr making an appearance back to the NHL?

NYRMatt 05-24-2010 06:50 PM

Mats Zuccarello Aasen to the Rangers


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