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09-19-2012, 10:21 AM
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Red Wings player destinations during the Lockout

I thought we should have a topic for our guys, who are going where, and to make it easier for everyone to follow their seasons.

So far confirmed destinations:

C Henrik Zetterberg --> EV Zug, NLA Switzerland
C Pavel Datsyuk ---> ZSKA Moscow, KHL
F Valtteri Filppula ---> Jokerit Helsinki, SM-Liiga
W Gustav Nyquist ---> Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL
W Jan Mursak ---> Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana, Austrian League
W Damien Brunner ---> EV Zug, NLA Switzerland (should joins the Griffins, when the AHL starts)
W Tomas Tatar ---> SHK 37 Piestany, Slovak Extraliga
W Drew Miller ---> Braehead Clan, English Elite Ice Hockey League.
C Cory Emmerton ---> SaiPa Lappeenranta, SM-Liiga Finland

D Kyle Quincey ---> Denver Cutthroats, CHL
D Jonathan Ericsson ---> Vita Hästen, Sweden 4th tier
D Brendan Smith ---> Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL
D Jakub Kindl ---> HC Pardubice, Czech Extraliga

My own speculations:

C Henrik Zetterberg, Timrå, Elitserien (only if the whole season is abandoned)
W Johan Franzen, Linköping?, Elitserien (his old team in Elitserien, and only possible if the whole season is abandoned)
W Mikael Samuelsson, Södertälje?, Allsvenskan (Södertälje is his junior club and played there during the last lockout. The team is at Swedish 2nd level, so there's no limits for short-stinted NHL players))
W Dan Cleary, Mora IK?, Allsvenskan (his team during the last lockout. Also at Swedish 2nd level, joining Kopitar brothers?)
C Darren Helm, ??? (would fit well to SM-Liiga)
W Todd Bertuzzi, ??? (I'd definitely like to see him in SM-Liiga)
W Jordin Tootoo, ??? (will be a fan favourite and cult player anywhere he goes, I guarantee it.)
F Justin Abdelkader, ??? (would fit well to SM-Liiga like Helm)
W Patrick Eaves, Jokerit? (joins Jokerit at SM-Liiga to play with his brother Ben Eaves. Ironically, both guys have had injuries at past and Ben Eaves is currently injured. I've started thinking they really have some genetic injury proneness. )
W Drew Miller, ??? (would be a great worker for SM-Liiga level)
C Cory Emmerton, ??? (could be nice pickup to play a playmaker role, not a defensive role like at Wings)

D Niklas Kronwall, Djurgården?, Allsvenskan (his junior-team is currently at Swedish 2nd level, should be his obvious choise)
D Kyle Quincey, ??? (good overall pickup for any team)
D Ian White, ??? (I think White would blossom at Europe, great overall defeceman here)
D Carlo Colaiacovo, ??? (when looking the history of Colaiacovo, they have been like brothers with White at Toronto years. Somebody should hire them as a package to ease their becoming NHL-pairing "growing pains".)

G Jimmy Howard, ??? (superb pickup for any team, just hope he will rehab his groin and takes this extra break just as a break for his body)
G Jonas Gustavsson, Elitserien? (his older teams are at Elitserien, so maybe he looks somewhere to Allsvenskan level)

Last edited by Henkka: 10-15-2012 at 03:16 AM.
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