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07-14-2005, 11:06 AM
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Foreigners in Switzerland

Which ones of the following players, who have a contract in Switzerland for next season will return to the NHL? Opinions?
Andreas Johansson (ex-Nashville)
Grosek (Boston)
Krog (Anaheim)
Vyborny (Columbus)
Quint (Chicago)
Reid (Vancouver)
Huselius (Florida)
Hagman (Florida)
Mike Fisher (Ottawa)
Mowers (Detroit)

And what do you think of Mark Streit? Is it possible Montreal offering a one-way-contract?

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Mike Fisher has every intention of playing for the Senators this season.

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Vyborny will be back in Columbus...

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Vyborny, Huselius, Hagman, Fisher and Mowers will be back in the NHL for sure. Grosek, Krog, Quint and Reid will play in Switzerland.

Johansson and Streit are the only question marks.

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Vyborny will be back in Columbus...

Absolutely, I don't think everybody realizes just how important his is to Columbus, he is the best all around player Columbus has in my opinion.

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David Vyborny, Kristian Huselius, Niklas Hagman, Mike Fisher, and Mark Mowers will return. The others will stay in Switzerland and be joined by Cory Larose and Brad Moran. I doubt Mark Streit comes over to North America and makes the Canadiens out of training camp.

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Actually, the thing is to get Streit to come over.

I think he'd make the team.

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07-15-2005, 02:34 AM
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why do you think, Mowers will go back, is he that good??

And an other question: what do you think of Randy Robitaille (Trashers)? He was Topscorer of swiss league last season. Is it a possibility he will return?

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07-15-2005, 04:15 AM
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Actually, the thing is to get Streit to come over.

I think he'd make the team.
According to his quotes in the newspapers here in switzerland, is he sitting on his
luggage and waiting for a one way contract

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According to his quotes in the newspapers here in switzerland, is he sitting on his
luggage and waiting for a one way contract

Older players usually get burned by that: see Roman Malek. He wanted a one way deal and when he didn't get it fired his agent and probably won't get another offer from the Flyers

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Older players usually get burned by that: see Roman Malek. He wanted a one way deal and when he didn't get it fired his agent and probably won't get another offer from the Flyers
Same with Fredrik Norrena. He wanted a one-way contract. The Lightning went and got Grahame instead.

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07-15-2005, 10:32 AM
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I think that's the risk he is taking.
he'd rather play in switzerland then in the AHL.

If he gets a one way contract and does not make the team he will be traded i guess?

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Quint would have trouble making the ECHL.

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Wow, it's pretty difficult to answer...
At the moment you can't be sure of anything! Surprises are never far away. Did Mark Mowers sign a contract with lock-out option?

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I think that's the risk he is taking.
he'd rather play in switzerland then in the AHL.

If he gets a one way contract and does not make the team he will be traded i guess?
He should compromise and accept a two-way contract with minor league assigment as a player option. If the player doesn't make the NHL and is assigned to the AHL, he can either report to the AHL team, or go back to his team in Europe. David Moravec and Henrik Tallinder signed deals like that with Buffalo. When the Sabres sent Moravec down, he opted to return to the Czech league. When Tallinder was sent down, he decided to report and try to work his way into the NHL which he succeeded at doing. This is the best and fairest option for everyone involved.

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Not Switzerland, but some players from Germany also will return to North America even though they are under contract.

Stephane Robidas and Daniel Tkachuk will return for sure, and even Peter Ratchuk, Andy Roach and Christoph Schubert are supposed to sign OneWay/TwoWay-Contracts.

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Not Switzerland, but some players from Germany also will return to North America even though they are under contract.

Stephane Robidas and Daniel Tkachuk will return for sure, and even Peter Ratchuk, Andy Roach and Christoph Schubert are supposed to sign OneWay/TwoWay-Contracts.
Daniel Tkaczuk back to North America? Why?

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He should compromise and accept a two-way contract with minor league assigment as a player option. If the player doesn't make the NHL and is assigned to the AHL, he can either report to the AHL team, or go back to his team in Europe. ... This is the best and fairest option for everyone involved.
Not really. For the team he is leaving in Europe it's can be a bad thing. They can't sign a replacement when they don't know what happens and might still lose the player.

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Daniel Tkaczuk back to North America? Why?
I don't know!
He had a great second year in Europe, playing for Italian champion Milano. Scored way more points than his lockout-teammates Niklas Sundstrom, Craig Adams and Rob DiMaio.

Afterwards he signed with Krefeld of the German Elite League, bit reports told he will return to North America.

Think he wants to give it one last try.

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I don't know!
He had a great second year in Europe, playing for Italian champion Milano. Scored way more points than his lockout-teammates Niklas Sundstrom, Craig Adams and Rob DiMaio.

Afterwards he signed with Krefeld of the German Elite League, bit reports told he will return to North America.

Think he wants to give it one last try.
Not surprised he wants to give it one last try... But what NHL team would?

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why do you think, Mowers will go back, is he that good??

And an other question: what do you think of Randy Robitaille (Trashers)? He was Topscorer of swiss league last season. Is it a possibility he will return?
Randy Robitaille can't cherry pick in the NHL, he's tried with 3 different teams. Atlanta isn't the most defensive team in the NHL and even they got tired of it.

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Clear that it's difficult - impossible? - to answer, because even players who signed a contrat without a lock-out clause (Quint in Switzerland for example) could go back to the NHL and let their club with their problems...

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Randy Robitaille can't cherry pick in the NHL, he's tried with 3 different teams. Atlanta isn't the most defensive team in the NHL and even they got tired of it.
You mean 6 teams?

He did well with Nashville, Pittsburgh and Atlanta, but not so good with Los Angeles, The islanders and the bruins.

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Wow, it's pretty difficult to answer...
At the moment you can't be sure of anything! Surprises are never far away. Did Mark Mowers sign a contract with lock-out option?
Mowers signed a lockout clause who says if he gets a one-way contract he can leave Switzerland.

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You mean 6 teams?

He did well with Nashville, Pittsburgh and Atlanta, but not so good with Los Angeles, The islanders and the bruins.

Actually Randy's a very talented player who might be a late-bloomer. Another try in the NHL could really mean a break-through for him. But as mattihp said, NHL teams might be tired of giving him another shot.
The talent is there, definitely, and he's a nice guy. But he yet has to overcome his inconsistency and play more of a two-way game to succeed in NA.

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