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10-26-2011, 06:17 PM
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I think this is the right move. He's 18 and not physically mature at this point. He's not going to have the time to hit the gym and build muscle with an NHL or AHL schedule like he would with fewer games.

He was a pretty decent player, but didn't light the scoreboard on fire. The Senators still have a bunch of 20 something prospects who are more in need of NHL ice time for their development. Again, this kid is really young and has plenty of time to adapt to the NA game.

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10-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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Well- there it is. Got to trust the brass... but I hope this is actually a hockey decision, rather than a business decision.

Hope he takes it well and comes back hungrier. Our loss is Djurgarden's gain.

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10-26-2011, 07:06 PM
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He will be with us all year next year.

This can only make him a better hockey player. Would have been nice if he went down to Bingo to get used to the ice here. But I'm sure he is happier doing this.

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10-26-2011, 07:25 PM
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Thanks for sending him back to us guys! We need him.

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10-26-2011, 07:31 PM
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Thanks for sending him back to us guys! We need him.
We need you to need him.

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10-26-2011, 07:39 PM
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We need you to need him.
He's probably sad that he has to go back to the gritted helmet lol. Just kidding, the guy's 18 now.

I find it strange that he went to NHL so fast, he only played half a season in the SEL and put up only 9 pts.

Hopefully he gets to play in the first line, probably second line in DIF.

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10-26-2011, 07:43 PM
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I'd be satisfied with him getting top six minutes. More than he would be getting this year in Ottawa. Most likely better place for him to grow as a player.

Also going to assume that Murray didn't demand that he play top line all the time or else.

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10-26-2011, 07:49 PM
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He's probably sad that he has to go back to the gritted helmet lol. Just kidding, the guy's 18 now.

I find it strange that he went to NHL so fast, he only played half a season in the SEL and put up only 9 pts.
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The gritted helmet..

That's the thing, Mika could be a fairly effective player in the NHL now much like he was for Djurgardens immediately....but he must go back to Djurgardens and play PP and get more time to handle the puck. Apparently the youngest Swede to ever play an NHL game.

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10-26-2011, 07:53 PM
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Im a huge fan of Zibanejad. Seems like a real good guy. Can't wait to seem him ripping up the NHL in the future.

Seems like some of the Swedish fans have beef with the NHL...lol.

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10-26-2011, 08:01 PM
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Couldn't have gone wrong either way (keeping him here or sending him back), but I think the extra year of development will be good for Mika, hopefully he can develop his offensive game some more and stick with the big club next season. Will be interesting to hear from our Swedish posters how he does overseas.

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10-26-2011, 09:11 PM
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Im a huge fan of Zibanejad. Seems like a real good guy. Can't wait to seem him ripping up the NHL in the future.

Seems like some of the Swedish fans have beef with the NHL...lol.
All swedes that support a SEL team does to be honest. We develop hockey players, put time and money into their training from the ages of 10-11, trying to make them into the best players they can be.

Then the NHL comes and says "we choose Player A from team B. He's our player now lols ". And what do we get? Money? Some, yes. But is it worth it? **** no. SEL teams can't really afford to lose players that's important for the team for basically nothing.

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10-26-2011, 10:10 PM
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Good decision, let him go berzerk in the SEL and come back with a vengeance next year!

But this why I wanted us to go after a guy like Prospal in the off-season. It's not exactly a surprise that Ziba and Da Costa aren't ready yet for the NHL, so we could have gotten a legit 2nd-liner on a one-yr contract who gives the team a chance to compete, and who can net us a decent return at the trade deadline. A nice way to accelerate the rebuild, and it wouldn't have cost us much.

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10-26-2011, 10:38 PM
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All swedes that support a SEL team does to be honest. We develop hockey players, put time and money into their training from the ages of 10-11, trying to make them into the best players they can be.

Then the NHL comes and says "we choose Player A from team B. He's our player now lols ". And what do we get? Money? Some, yes. But is it worth it? **** no. SEL teams can't really afford to lose players that's important for the team for basically nothing.
Teams should be allowed to force men that they recruited as children to work for them for their entire careers.

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10-26-2011, 10:47 PM
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The gritted helmet..

That's the thing, Mika could be a fairly effective player in the NHL now much like he was for Djurgardens immediately....but he must go back to Djurgardens and play PP and get more time to handle the puck. Apparently the youngest Swede to ever play an NHL game.
It will be tough for him to win the Calder from Sweden eh?

Hopefully some posters here have learned their lesson on being giant homers.

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10-26-2011, 11:06 PM
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Trying to figure out what you contribute besides crap?

At least the others here have some sort of positive about it. I dunno if I've ever seen anything you've posted as being worth a read... with over 2000 posts, that must be a lot of crap on these boards.

Regarding Zibanejad, It was a good decision by management, even if I felt differently and hoped they would keep him around. The 9 game pressure got to him. He will come back next season and earn his spot in training camp.

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10-26-2011, 11:08 PM
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This is the right move, especially if he's going to be the top center over there.

He didn't look ready offensively.
As long as he is getting top line minutes in Sweden that is the best for him at this point.

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10-26-2011, 11:16 PM
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Enjoy that, he could have stayed...but he had to show more confidence offensively. I'm sure he'll do that in Sweden.
It's a short season in sweden, he may be back at the end of the year.

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10-26-2011, 11:18 PM
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So how good is Silfverberg? I hear about him lots but never really followed him. Pros' and con's?

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10-26-2011, 11:20 PM
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I don't think Zibanejad will tear up the SEL this season. He's still 18. Kids that age simple don't dominate in that league unless their very, very special players.

That being said, I think he'll be more than ready come next year's training camp.

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10-26-2011, 11:22 PM
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Thanks for sending him back to us guys! We need him.
Happy to see him going to a team with a major role waiting for him. Feel free to stop by with updates on how he's playing, we'd all greatly appreciate it!

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10-27-2011, 02:25 AM
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very good decision. he's simply not ready on several aspects. no need to columbus-handle him.

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10-27-2011, 05:49 AM
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As long as he is getting top line minutes in Sweden that is the best for him at this point.
I don't think he will get top line minutes though. Well, a bit later maybe if he plays really good, but otherwise I think he'll start on the second or third line and work his way up.

That's just what I think and I might be wrong though...

With that being said hehe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St9jhaTdnmc

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10-27-2011, 06:11 AM
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I don't think he will get top line minutes though. Well, a bit later maybe if he plays really good, but otherwise I think he'll start on the second or third line and work his way up.

That's just what I think and I might be wrong though...

With that being said hehe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St9jhaTdnmc
Apparently the coach in Djurgarden already told Murray that he was getting top line minutes.

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10-27-2011, 06:20 AM
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Apparently the coach in Djurgarden already told Murray that he was getting top line minutes.
The "GM" of Djurgården promised Ziba top minutes.

http://hockey.expressen.se/elitserie...-i-andrakedjan

In that article the headline is "Despite the promise, he could play in the second line".

The coaches of Djurgården interperate the promise as in he will be playing in one of the top two lines. It doesn't mean he will be playing in the top line.

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10-27-2011, 06:34 AM
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- Agreed with the general sentiment over here. Of course it sucks in the short term but it could be very benificial in the long term. Silfverberg + Zibanejad next year is exciting. They will be more polished and ready to make impact. As for offensive production, nothing dramatic here, check Loui Eriksson and Patric Hornqvist paths... That's about what I hope we get with those 2, and it's very possible.

- The higher guys we drafted (Cowen (9th), Zibanejad (6th), Karlsson (15th)) weren't very high draft picks), buit we never sucked like the Oilers (or other teams) did, not even close.

- What's great is that we'll have 2 guys who might have a chance at the Calder trophy, or at least could be in the finalists.

- And let's remember than Zibanejad is very young (youngest Swede ever in the NHL apparently) and that he doesn't even have a full pro-season under his belt.

- Finally, agreed with Bileur that it gives us a real chance to see what Regin, Da Costa and Smith can do. We already have many young guys to evaluate so it isn't like our only rookie was sent down. We actually had a bit too much at the same time.

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Don't get your panties in a bunch, Djurgården has and will never promise a player a certain role or a place on the team.
Considering who the coach is, if someone would even ask that they'd probably get punched in the face as an answer.


Maybe the Sens asked them "how they would use Zibanejad if they were to send him back", don't you think?

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Right decision.

He wasn't ready in pre-season. It was just so obvious to me. I never wanted him on the roster, and this 9 game stint proved that to the GM. Glad we're not rushing him.


Gosh, I love reading those posts... incredible

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Oh no! This can't be! How can I show my face around HFboards knowing that Zibanejad is heading back to Sweden while Couturier is going to stick in the NHL!? I am so internet embarrassed.

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