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12-20-2011, 07:10 AM
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LaGu
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Originally Posted by BigSensFan View Post
Just so you guys know, Rundblad has it written in his contract that if he does not make the NHL he can choose to either go back to the SEL or accept the demotion to the AHL.

Not sure what he would do, and I think that might have been part of the reason Ottawa did not have him in the AHL

He has tons of potential, but he needs (IMO) to learn the NA style in the AHL for at least 20 games (much like the Sens did with Karlsson in his first year). Hopefully he will accept demotion if asked
Just to point out, in all fairness, I don't think there has been a Swede in the NHL over the last 20 years who has not had a similar clause in his contract. It just something all of them put in there just in case things go wrong. Oh, and I don't mean wrong as in a "normal" demotion, rather wrong as in "go rot in AHL, we don't want or need you here" which, although very rare, has happened in the past for Swedes (and I guess for others as well).

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