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10-02-2012, 04:07 PM
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Matt Duchene's lockout adventure in Europe

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Whoa. Gonna have try to find some Frolunda streams now.

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We're all very pleased over here.

He likely won't play until next week, though.

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Anybody know where to find streams of their games?

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Noooo I hope he doesn't injure himself

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Does the SEL follow soccer style scheduling with matches on weekends?

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Does the SEL follow soccer style scheduling with matches on weekends?
Yep, on saturdays at either 4 or 7 pm (CET).


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Cue Landeskog, O'Reilly, and EJ to sign with Frolunda

(but that would be sweet)

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Bah as a Färjestad fan I hate Frölunda with a passion so I'm temporarily a Duchene hater until the real hockey is back

Will be interesting to see him on big ice though and hopefully the extra space/time will give back his confidence.

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Yep, on saturdays at either 4 or 7 pm.
Thank god.

Whenever Varly is playing I can't watch because I have work.

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First game for Duchene will probably be Tuesday (at Timra). 11 AM Mountain. Likely linemates are Anton Axelsson and Fabian Brunnstrom.

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Perfect! He can have his trademark slow start there and come back to us red-hot when the season starts up.


P.S. Does Frolunda have cheese like Fromunda does? Cheese Frolunda the Swedish meat balls. If so, Matt should learn "no thank you" in Swedish. Fast.

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Break a leg, Matt.

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Larger ice = more room to dipsy doodle with the puck = step in the wrong direction for Duchene?

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Larger ice = more room to dipsy doodle with the puck = step in the wrong direction for Duchene?
Possibly, but I think he gains more from actually playing than just practicing. He needs his confidence back in the worst way.

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Cue Landeskog, O'Reilly, and EJ to sign with Frolunda

(but that would be sweet)
Swedish teams are only allowed to have two non-european players on their roster.

(I know you were just kidding)

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I think the larger ice will be good for him, itll give him a little more time to think, and help build his confidence

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Swedish teams are only allowed to have two non-european players on their roster.

(I know you were just kidding)
Do they just base that on where you were born or do you have to play in Europe for a certain amount of time? For example, could Landeskog sign with Frolunda even if they have two non-European players since he was born in Sweden?

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Larger ice = more room to dipsy doodle with the puck = step in the wrong direction for Duchene?
From what I've read and seen of the Swedish game they won't stand for that. In any case he should be smart enough to know he can't get away with that in the NHL.

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Larger ice = more room to dipsy doodle with the puck = step in the wrong direction for Duchene?
it's possible, but I would think Frolunda's coach probably isn't going to put up with lazy play considering he'll only have Duchene for a year or less anyway.

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Do they just base that on where you were born or do you have to play in Europe for a certain amount of time? For example, could Landeskog sign with Frolunda even if they have two non-European players since he was born in Sweden?
Landeskog is Swedish so he is no non-euro player. You have to be born in a EU country, or a citizen in a EU country. Many north Americans get dual citizenships after tracking down old family ties to a EU country. Easier to get a job in euro league then.

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Possibly, but I think he gains more from actually playing than just practicing. He needs his confidence back in the worst way.
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I think the larger ice will be good for him, itll give him a little more time to think, and help build his confidence
That's a good point. I think it could be both a positive and negative in that regard. Duchene plays his best when he's full of confidence and he knows all his fancy plays will work. That's the best we've seen Duchene play. But he doesn't always play that way consistently and he needs to use his line mates more to have consistent success. It's possible having more room might let him keep his old habits of holding on to the puck too long instead of making quicker passes and finding open ice for himself. Who knows though.

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From what I've read and seen of the Swedish game they won't stand for that. In any case he should be smart enough to know he can't get away with that in the NHL.
Well he hasn't exactly been smart enough to figure that out his first three seasons. His fourth should be the kind where he takes a good step forward towards displaying what he's learned and what kind of player he's capable of being onthe NHL.

To prove he's capable of being a top line center in the NHL he has to have a 70+ pt season IMO. Other than that there will be a lot of doubt, and with his talent, not a lot of excuses even at his still young age.

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10-03-2012, 03:04 AM
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he has to play at some point.. SEL is good place to get some confidence. On top of his game he can absolutely crush this league.

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Landeskog just signed with Djurgården in Allsvenskan, would have been fun to see them both play in the same league

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