He'll be signed to a one-way deal. There's really not much debate in that. Now whether or not he will be counted on offensively, according to Armstrong, not so much.
Heika - Could Lundqvist crack that top-six forward group? He played very well in that role at Iowa in the AHL playoffs.
Armstrong - "I don't think he's a player who fits into that mold. Jokinen or Eriksson are probably more cut out for that. Lundqvist is more of a top-nine forward. His game is a big, strong, gritty, two-way game. We need production from that game, but we see him in more of a checking role."
If they gave a 1 way contract to Tjarnqvist, they'll definitely give one to Lundqvist. Although that's a fairly demanding position he's taking... deserved yes, but maybe just a lost-in-translation kind of thing.
I don't mind him demanding a one-way deal. I think he's earned it and based upon comments from him when he didn't make the team last year, he said something to the effect of he didn't realize there was a chance he wouldn't make the Stars roster, it is to be expected. He also used to play in the SEL therefore to him the AHL is a step down.
He's proved his worth on the Dallas roster and he'll be counted on to be on the line with Barnes and Halpern. To me that's a no-brainer, though I am a bit puzzled why Army doesn't think he might be able to chip in on higher lines. It's not his decision, but it speaks volumes as to how Armstrong looks at the current makeup of the roster and what he's going to try to go for in free agency or the trade market.
On that note, he also said the Stars will deal from a position of strength (defense) to try to shore up the first two lines.
Although that's a fairly demanding position he's taking... deserved yes, but maybe just a lost-in-translation kind of thing.
Well 18 hour bus rides to away games and living in a rented apartment. With Frölunda in Elitserien he'd get much, much more money and get to fly to the away games. Of course he will demand a one way contract since he has proven that he deserves one.