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10-05-2003, 05:42 AM
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Tampa Bay send Olvestad to Hamilton Bulldogs

http://www.canoe.ca/Bulldogs/News/20...04/217432.html
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Bulldogs receive Olvestad from Lightning

Sat, October 4, 2003


The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned right-winger Jimmie Olvestad to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Olvestad, a 6' 1, 194 pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, skated in 37 games with the Lightning last season and recorded three assists and 16 penalty minutes. Olvestad also played six games with the AHL's Springfield Falcons and earned one assist, along with 13 minutes in penalties.

Olvestad was selected by Tampa Bay in the third round, 88th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs will conclude their 2003-04 preseason schedule on Sunday, October 5th (12:30 p.m.) as they visit the St. John's Maple Leafs at Mile One Stadium in St. John's.
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Also..
September 27
The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned right-winger Eero Somervuori to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. Somervuori, a 24-year old native of Jarvenpaa, Finland, skated last season with the HPK Hameenlinna in Finland. The 5'9, 185 pound forward earned 45 points on 21 goals and 24 assists, along with 42 penalty minutes in 56 games played. Somervuori was originally selected in the seventh round, 170th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
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How many of them are from Tampa Bay ??
http://slam.canoe.ca/BulldogsTeam/roster.html

GOALTENDERS
Bergevin-Robinson, Michel G 6'01" 205 09/04/82 Verdun, QUE
Damphousse, Jean-Francois G 6'00" 180 07/21/79 S. Alex-Mts, QUE
Fichaud, Eric G 5'11" 179 11/04/75 Anjou, QUE
Michaud, Olivier G 5'11" 172 09/14/83 Beloeil, QUE
DEFENCE
Archer, Andrew D 6'04" 217 05/15/83 Calgary, ALB
Beauchemin, Francois D 6'00" 206 06/04/80 Sorel, QUE
Cote, Jean-Philippe D 6'03" 207 04/22/82 Quebec, QUE
Dykhuis, Karl D 6'03" 214 07/08/72 Sept-Iles, QUE
Holmqvist, Andreas D 6'04" 190 07/23/81 Stockholm, SWE
MacLellan, Brent D 6'04" 220 03/23/83 Halifax, NS
Plante, Philippe D 6'00" 188 08/10/78 Green. Park, QUE
Shasby, Matt D 6'02" 197 07/02/80 Sioux Falls, SD
Traverse, Patrick D 6'04" 207 03/14/74 Montreal, QUE
Van Hoof, Jeremy D 6'02" 200 08/12/81 Lindsay. ON
Villeneuve, Steeve D 6'00" 192 09/05/83 St. Eustache, QUE
FORWARDS
Balej, Jozef RW 6'00" 191 02/22/82 Myjava, SLOV
Blouin, Sylvain LW 6'02" 215 05/21/74 Beauport, QUE
Carpentier, Benjamin LW 6'02" 205 06/13/78 Grand-mere, QUE
Corupe, Kenny C 6'01" 195 01/18/80 Hamilton, ON
Dagenais, Pierre LW 6'05" 215 03/03/78 Blainville, QUE
Ferland, Jonathon RW 6'02" 209 02/09/83 Quebec, QUE
Gratton, Benoit C 5'11" 194 12/28/76 Montreal, QUE
Ianiero, Andrew C 6'00" 200 11/10/81 Hamilton, ON
Laplante, Eric LW 6'00" 195 12/01/79 St. Maurice, PQ
Larrivee, Christian C 6'03" 200 08/25/82 Gaspe, QUE
Marois, Jerome LW 6'01" 205 01/27/81 Quebec, QUE
Mathieu, Alexandre LW 6'02" 190 02/12/79 Tracadie, NB
Milroy, Duncan RW 6'01" 198 02/08/83 Edmonton, ALB
Passfield, Matt RW 6'03" 195 05/08/83 Mississauga, ON
Perezhogin, Alexander RW 6'00" 185 08/10/83 U. Kamenog, USSR
Somervuori, Eero RW 5'10" 167 02/07/79 Jarvenpaa, FIN
Thinel, Marc-Andre RW 6'00" 182 03/24/81 St. Jerome, QUE
Varhaug, Mike RW 6'07 245 08/23/78 Brooks, ALB

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I hope all these Tampa Prospects add a bit more depth to the bulldogs lineup, and help them make another run for the calder cup.
Anyone think that some of these guys will get ice time above the Canadiens prospects?

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I hope all these Tampa Prospects add a bit more depth to the bulldogs lineup, and help them make another run for the calder cup.
Anyone think that some of these guys will get ice time above the Canadiens prospects?
Is Tamba Bay sending us their best prospects or "washups" (like the people we sent to Utah last year)?

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Is Tamba Bay sending us their best prospects or "washups" (like the people we sent to Utah last year)?
Actually, the players Tampa sent down to Hamilton up to now are pretty decent. Many felt this summer that Eero Somervuori could have been in the Calder Race this season... maybe the management felt he needed another year of development before having a spot in the big league. Andreas Holmqvist is also a pretty good prospect, one of the Lightning's most promising. He's a two-way defenseman with decent size, that can use the body from time to time. I've heard from Tampa fans he felt uncomfortable at the camp, being seperated from his wife and his new born baby, so the management made the decision of sending him down. Thursay night, he scored a goal on a nice, low shot from the blue line in a Hamilton pre-season game. Let's hope his journey with our farm club will help being a more complete defenseman in the NHL.

Finally, Olvestad, who has played quite a few games in the NHL already, is a forward... but nothing of an offensive threat. He is said to be a defensive forward, that doesn't contribute much to the offense. I think he's a good addition for us, as he may get some PK ice time. I'd say the three guys TB sent down to Hamilton up to now are guys that could easily have played in the NHL this year, but Tampa's management feels one more year to improve some aspects will pay off.

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hey guys just thought id chime in being from hamilton...the dogs look pretty good this yr. i like the d with a couple vets and holmqvist from t-bay..the goaltendin looks good, im hopefull we get sum boost from the remaining players the habs send down for our forward core..any idea who might be headed to the dogs??

P.S..the guys they sent from t-bay are decent prospects, holmqvist is maybe their top d-prospect and the finnish kid has pretty good talent as well, the hockey news magazine had him as a calder candidate..

 
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Is Tamba Bay sending us their best prospects or "washups" (like the people we sent to Utah last year)?
Somervuori and Holmqvist are probably their 2 best prospects, Ölvestad is also quite good and plays physical. I was quite surprised to see them send us such quality. Seems like Jarvis' team will be pretty strong on D this year with the likes of Holmqvist, Beauchemin, Hainsey and Archer (that's quite a nice top 4) + Dykhuis and Shasby and also on offense with Higgins, Gratton, Perezhogin, Somervuori, Plekanec, Milroy, Ferland, Dagenais, Balej.

I'd say it could look something like that:

Somervuori - Plekanec - Perezhogin
Dagenais - Higgins - Balej
Ölvestad - Gratton - Milroy
Blouin/Carpentier/Laplante/Marois - Larivee - Ferland/Thinel

Hainsey - Holmqvist
Beauchemin - Archer
two of Shasby/Dykhuis/Traverse/Van Hoof/Cote/Plante/MacLellan/

Fichaud
Michaud/Damphouse/Bergevin-Robinson

Obviously there's way too much bodies, especially at D. Should make for some interesting roster spot battles. We should be among the best again I beleive. Not so sure about the goalies though. Conklin was a big part of our success last year.

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It would make sense for Tampa to send decent prospects to Hamilton since we have a good farm team. It would be good for development for those guys. We sent our washed up players to Utah last year because they had a pretty mediocre farm team that didn't offer much of an experience to our prospects.

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Is Tamba Bay sending us their best prospects or "washups" (like the people we sent to Utah last year)?
I heard our GM (Feaster) say in a radio interview that Hamilton picked the players they wanted from a list of guys likely to play in the AHL this year. You didn't get any of Tampa's vets, so you didn't get any "washups".

I've talked a bit about the other 3 who have been there a while in other threads, so I'll just sum up Olvestad for you:

He is basically a VERY good defensive forward. Very fast skater (I'd put him 2nd or 3rd on Tampa, only behind guys like St. Louis), plays physical, can tie up guys along the boards, is generally a complete pest to offensive players. He's so fast, he gets a lot of breakaways. Only problem is, he can't find the back of the net with a road map (Higgsfan liked that joke, so I'll stick with it ). Everyone needs forwards who are good defensively, but they have to be able to pot a few goals or do something else well, and Jimmie so far hasn't been able to do that. He can't even score in practice, it seems to be a team joke, the other players give him a hard time about it (all in a fun way, of course).

Jimmie was kept up on the NHL team his entire rookie year due to a weak Tampa team and a lot of injuries (this was the year St. Louis and Modin got hurt, among others). When the team got better, Jimmie had played so many games he couldn't be sent down, and was a healthy scratch most of last year. Time in the AHL to work on his offensive game should be a really big help to him. He really is a fun player to watch, hopefully you guys can introduce him to the net!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plekanec
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Perezhogin
Balej
Somevuori
Ferland
Olvestad
Milroy
Thinel

Probleme no?

I would'nt be surprised if Perezhogin is moved to the left wing...

They won't all do the club... Thinel and Ferland could easily be sent in the ECHL as well as Milroy if he doesn't work enough.

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Perezhogin
Balej
Somevuori
Ferland
Olvestad
Milroy
Thinel

Probleme no?

I would'nt be surprised if Perezhogin is moved to the left wing...
Ölvestad is a natural LW. Somervuori is a right-handed LWer that can also play RW. Perezhogin can play both LW-RW. I don't see any problem there.

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Anyways, I can't see why we should get worried here. Perhaps some of these guys will be switched to the left, or be sent down to the ECHL.

I don't see the problem of having depth on our farm team, as long as we have room for them, either in the AHL or in the East Coast Hockey League.

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Great to see we're getting good players from Tampa. On one hand is does take some icetime away from our prospects, but this is outwieghed by having a good team and some quality linemates for our top prospcts. I'd much rather have our prospects get a feel for winning and have a little less icetime than losing and having lots of icetime.

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