man i would have loved to have signed Bobby Butler. that would have been sweet. But I can live with him going to Ottawa. Had he signed with Pittsburgh I would have been very dissapointed and pissed off.
Well hopefully someone can talk to Eriksson about what the plan is for him. There is no need to rush him. He will get his shot. Just need to remind him that its a process. No need to rush things. Send him to the SEL next season and see what he can do.
I'd rather have whoever doesn't get one of the Phantom goalie spots than Kovar in the ECHL. Hutton(I think they'll sign him, I hope they do at least), DeSerres(if they sign him, I think they will b/c he has stepped it up since being traded to Brandon), Riopel, and possibly Backlund will be fighting for 2 spots.
In the Season Ticket Holder meeting thread it was reported that they were going to leave Eriksson in Europe for a while longer, or at least not bring him to the Flyers.
Yea, we were just posting a comments that one of the Euro prospect watchers posted. Eriksson keeps saying he wants to play in NA, and even turned down a Bynas offer. There are some though saying he just wants to play for another team. No one knows really.
Junior Erik Gustafsson will forgo his senior season at Northern. He signed with the Philadelpiha Flyers March 29th and was assigned to the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Gustafsson played in 123 games for Northern from 2007-2010 scoring 7 goals, 86 assists for 93 points. The Kvissleby, Sweden native was whistled for 48 career penalty minutes as well. He earned All-CCHA Rookie team in 2007-2008. In his sophomore year, Gustafsson was named to the CCHA all-conference first team. Named the CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman and named to the Reebok/ACHA Division I Ice Hockey All-America West second team. This season Gustafsson was again named to the CCHA All-Conference team.
Also, the Flyers signed RW Mario Valery-Trabucco and Chris Clackson(brother to Matt) to tryout contracts with the Phantoms a few days ago, didn't see this anywhere.
– With all the injuries, the Phantoms signed Matt Clackson’s brother, Chris, and Union forward Mario Valery-Trabucco to amatuer tryout contracts. Chris Clackson, like Matt, played at Western Michigan University. He scored 19 goals in 129 games, or 15 more than his brother. Valery-Trabucco scored 23 goals and had 22 assists in 38 games with Union this season.