This probalby should be on Finland/Sweden threads but I'll answer anyway.
There has been rumors about Harkins leaving to Switzerland but probably after this season the earliest. FEL trade deadline is on 31th of january so if HIFK doesn't get any new centers before that it's safe to say Harkins is not going anywhere. And frankly I believe he's not going to 2nd tier Euro league, after all he was one of the scoring leaders last year and the money is not as good as in Elitserien/FEL/Swiss premier league.
Ok, sorry for posting in the wrong thread, just saw "trade rumours..." and figured I post here. Again, sorry, but, rumour has it that Helsinki IFK has financial problems and has to sell players immediately. Brett Harkins played in Sweden allsvenskan's team Skellefteć AIK season 02-03, and he was a hell of a power player. Thats like the only thing he could, score on powerplays. Anyhow, reason for me posting back is to make sure you don't confuse Switzerland/Sweden?