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03-24-2014, 04:34 PM
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Gustav Olofsson signed to ELC, Headed to Iowa

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Gustav Olofsson Signs ELC, Headed to Iowa


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Really curious to see what he can do on a professional hockey team.

Guess we'll have to wait until next year

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Considering Stoner may be out a while, Blum is up here, Kampfer got injured (?) and the rest of the D in Iowa that is healthy, he'll get minutes down there.

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The Goose is Loose!!!


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Oh god no. The Red Wings can have that one.

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There's the way to get your 19 year olds in the AHL.

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He's a LD correct?

Would be nice to see him and Dumba on a #1 pairing next year, playing 25ish minutes per game.

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Interesting.

Seems the management likes to take their time developing prospects but at places where they have full control like in Iowa. !@#$ college!

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He's a LD correct?

Would be nice to see him and Dumba on a #1 pairing next year, playing 25ish minutes per game.
Absolutely


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If I'm not mistaken, the Wild have been after him to sign an ELC since the beginning of the season. I wonder if there's something about CC development model that the Wild don't like? It can't be just that "they suck".

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If I'm not mistaken, the Wild have been after him to sign an ELC since the beginning of the season. I wonder if there's something about CC development model that the Wild don't like? It can't be just that "they suck".
Not sure, but I can't think of any NHL talent that they've produced recently outside of Jaden Schwartz.

Edit: Unless we're counting Nate Prosser

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If I'm not mistaken, the Wild have been after him to sign an ELC since the beginning of the season. I wonder if there's something about CC development model that the Wild don't like? It can't be just that "they suck".
I think the Wild just want "hands-on" control on their prospect. Same reason why I originally thought (wrong) Phillips and Bussieres would play their overage seasons in the juniors instead of heading to Iowa (I believe they still had 1 more season in the Q).

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I think the Wild just want "hands-on" control on their prospect. Same reason why I originally thought (wrong) Phillips and Bussieres would play their overage seasons in the juniors instead of heading to Iowa (I believe they still had 1 more season in the Q).
If true, than I guess we might see some more college prospects sign an ELC in the next few weeks....Lucia maybe?

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I just want them to keep some prospects in the minors for more than a few months before rushing them into the NHL.

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Interesting.

Seems the management likes to take their time developing prospects but at places where they have full control like in Iowa. !@#$ college!
Who?

Zucker, Coyle, Brodin, Haula, and Dumba have been on the fast track ever since being drafted. When has a prospect been ready for the NHL but stayed in Iowa?

It seems to have worked out well for Granlund and Brodin, but I would argue almost every other young prospect should spend more time in Iowa to develop. Sure thats not really an option given our depth, but I want our players spending more than just one season at that level.

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If true, than I guess we might see some more college prospects sign an ELC in the next few weeks....Lucia maybe?
Not idea, really just connecting dots in the dark. But if they don't, maybe they have close enough connections with UND to be comfortable leaving him there instead of having him in Iowa.

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Maybe Gus and Christian Folin are buddies and Fletch knows it will make Folin will want to sign with us in a few weeks...

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So next year...

Olofsson - Dumba
Cuma? - Gunnarsson
Medvec? - Kampfer?

That's kind of solid.

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I think the Wild just want "hands-on" control on their prospect. Same reason why I originally thought (wrong) Phillips and Bussieres would play their overage seasons in the juniors instead of heading to Iowa (I believe they still had 1 more season in the Q).
They probably think he is just ready for the AHL. He's smart and a good skater. Thats the biggest skills for D man translating to a higher level.

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Interesting... I thought Olofsson was more of a long-term project. Didn't think they would rush him to the AHL so soon.

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Interesting... I thought Olofsson was more of a long-term project. Didn't think they would rush him to the AHL so soon.
This. I really didn't expect Olofsson to be in the AHL until 2016-2017 at the earliest.

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Good to hear. I'm hoping Ole makes a quick transition to the big leagues.

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So next year...

Olofsson - Dumba
Cuma? - Gunnarsson
Medvec? - Kampfer?

That's kind of solid.
With not much of anyone to put the puck in the net. Unless Philips pulls out some video game development.

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With not much of anyone to put the puck in the net. Unless Philips pulls out some video game development.
Dumba can not all by himself though.

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