He sure is, can't blame his effort but he does make some bonehead decisions and has taken some stupid penalties. But what he says is sadly true, and the players that work the hardest each game often gets benched because of Frölunda's idiot coach Johansson.
I don't know if he is or isn't, but he definitely would help the Monsters a lot, seeing as we lack a top 6 punch with the play of Thomas, VDG, and others.
Isn't lockout rules identical to waiver rules?
All of the Oilers folk have played less than 160 NHL games, therefore they can be sent down without waiver eligibility. There's other rules, but both MD and ROR played over 160 games after signing as 18 year olds, therefore they are not exempt.
Geez swedish hockey sucks....it's like soccer on ice.
I did try watching some when the lockout started. It's not that boring but yeah it's weird. The game is far too tactical in a way. The passes can be pretty but dammit show some more intensity. Their PP's are very interesting though, I noticed they use one man on the point a lot more often maybe due to big ice so it's more entertaining to watch them move the puck down low.
As for taking Duchene off the PP....
Also it's up to the SEL to ensure the product is entertaining. I criticize the NHL for how their GPG keep going down and they haven't done a thing about it but the SEL seems even worst. Hockey is not a "build it and they will come" you have to tweak the game to make it entertaining and win over more fans.