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09-17-2012, 02:40 PM
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Canucks Playing Overseas Discussion (no players so far)

Figured we can have a general thread to discuss any Canucks who will be playing in Europe, or other pro leagues, if any.

Burrows: "Spoke to Vancouver Canuck Alex Burrows via text on possibility of playing overseas, "Not sure yet." (Source: Twitter)

@reidder: Henrik, Schneider, Lapierre and Bieksa say Europe is not a consideration (yet).

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Stay in shape, avoid injuries, and no stupid, high risk behaviour (like any off season) and I don't care who plays, who stays or who gets paid.

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The Twins have said they are staying put in Vancouver for the time being as their kids are in school.

Eliteprospects mentioned a "doubtful rumour" that Jannik Hansen had agreed to play for Rodovre.

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Danish media has been in contact with all the Danish NHL players. Jannik Hansen said he'd choose the league where he'd have the best NHL "preparedness/conditioning" (not really sure how to translate correctly) and that he was waiting to see what would happen. While a couple of the other Danish players (Frans Nielsen, Peter Regin) are contemplating playing in Denmark (if the clubs can raise the insurance money), I don't think we'll see Jannik in Denmark.

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I don't think you'll see many Canucks players go over to Europe for at least a month or 2 (if the lockout goes that long).

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Keep these guys out of the Swedish Elite League please! I heard a report today that the SEL is accepting NHL players who commit to playing the full season over there.

This would, however, be a good opportunity for the German league to bring some big name stars over in an attempt to grow the game in Germany.

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The Swiss league seems to be emerging as a pretty good option for NHL players.

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The Swiss league seems to be emerging as a pretty good option for NHL players.
Switzerland would be a nice place to live in, if even temporarily, so Im not surprised.

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Have we heard anything more about Jensen going over to the SEL for the season?

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Have we heard anything more about Jensen going over to the SEL for the season?
Already playing. Try the Prospect thread.

Twins, Lappy, Bieksa, Schneider & Hamhuis skated today like this:



Apparently "We Are All Canucks" only applies when "We Are Getting Paid By The Canucks". I fully support the players but that I don't quite like.


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“I don’t know who the first guy to do it was, but we’re no longer employed by the Canucks so we’re not going to be representing them,” said defenceman Kevin Bieksa. “It’s not a big deal. I think somebody actually said they preferred that we had it inside out. I don’t care either way.


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Switzerland would be a nice place to live in, if even temporarily, so Im not surprised.
Plus the income tax is like half of the European average depending on which state (canton) you live in.

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Twins, Lappy, Bieksa, Schneider & Hamhuis skated today like this:



Apparently "We Are All Canucks" only applies when "We Are Getting Paid By The Canucks". I fully support the players but that I don't quite like.
They're showing their support to the NHLPA and Donald Fehr by wearing their jerseys inside out, Gary Bettman is showing his support for the Board of Governers and Owners by shutting down the entire NHL. I take this action as a simple message to the Owners and board of governers to say, "Hey, **** you guys."

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But back on topic, the SEL is still good for Jensen. A full year there will help his development a tonne. But for our NHL guys, the Swiss League along with the DEL are great options.

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But back on topic, the SEL is still good for Jensen. A full year there will help his development a tonne. But for our NHL guys, the Swiss League along with the DEL are great options.
Yeah, I'm pretty excited to see how Jensen fairs in the SEL. Should be a real interesting year for him - he showed quite well in the AHL at the end of last season.

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But back on topic, the SEL is still good for Jensen. A full year there will help his development a tonne. But for our NHL guys, the Swiss League along with the DEL are great options.
Yeah. Would have preferred the AHL, but that's not possible so the SEL is a better alternative to the OHL again. Hopefully he gets ice time though.

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On the bright side some are actually skating together still so that's a good sign. We've already seen tons of stars bolt off to Europe.

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Keep these guys out of the Swedish Elite League please! I heard a report today that the SEL is accepting NHL players who commit to playing the full season over there.

This would, however, be a good opportunity for the German league to bring some big name stars over in an attempt to grow the game in Germany.
Just heard that now. There is another Swedish league without those restrictions. I doubt we have any worries of that. They want to win the Stanley Cup, not play in SEL.

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On the bright side some are actually skating together still so that's a good sign. We've already seen tons of stars bolt off to Europe.
Right now only Thornton, Nash and Couture are notable NA players who have gone to Europe. Thornton met his wife during the last lockout when he played in Switzerland, no surprise there, and Nash played there as well. Couture is a surprise but I bet Thornton talked him into going there.

The Russians and other Europeans that have gone over are just doing so because they can play and will be closer to their offseason homes.

Once we see NA players go on mass over than we know the season is in trouble.

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They're showing their support to the NHLPA and Donald Fehr by wearing their jerseys inside out, Gary Bettman is showing his support for the Board of Governers and Owners by shutting down the entire NHL. I take this action as a simple message to the Owners and board of governers to say, "Hey, **** you guys."
Yaaaa not a big deal. At first I thought it was a bit disrespectful, they should dawn their team symbol proudly. Even if they aren't currently employed, they are still Canucks. But, it's obvious they are just supporting te NHLPA, so whatever.

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Twins, Lappy, Bieksa, Schneider & Hamhuis skated today like this:



Apparently "We Are All Canucks" only applies when "We Are Getting Paid By The Canucks". I fully support the players but that I don't quite like.
I'm not reading anything into it, it not appropriate for them to be representing the Canucks from a union point of view but it is also from a Canucks point (legal reasons ie liability, something gets broken, someone gets hurt, defamation etc).

At least we didn't take away their socks

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I'm not reading anything into it, it not appropriate for them to be representing the Canucks from a union point of view but it is also from a Canucks point (legal reasons ie liability, something gets broken, someone gets hurt, defamation etc).

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I hope they all refrain from pushing guys out of jobs overseas. Let those guys keep their jobs . They gotta eat.

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Did the Canucks assign any players to the AHL? I'm thinking maybe Tanev, Weise, Ebbett, Volpatti, Joslin and Mallet.

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Just heard that now. There is another Swedish league without those restrictions. I doubt we have any worries of that. They want to win the Stanley Cup, not play in SEL.
The Allsvenskan, the 2nd tier. Anyway it would be an injection for Swedish hockey to get some NHL players in the SEL and I can't see that it would hurt anyone either.

Fun thing is that if the lockout lasts the whole season - and SEL do not accept NHL-players - then the worst two SEL teams might meet Allsvenskan teams with NHL-players fighting for two spots in the SEL next season. This makes the SEL decision to not accept NHL-players strange, certainly as about every other league is open for NHL-players.

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