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03-31-2010, 05:11 PM
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Made me think of this:

LOL....thats exactly what I was thinking too.

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This dude is a small d-man... puts up a lot of points, 24 years old...

That photo disturbs me.

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With his most recent team in Finland TPS Turku

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03-31-2010, 05:20 PM
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He will fit right in with all the other munchkins in our prospect cupboard.

In 5 years our lineup is going to look like the Montreal Canadiens.
It's to do with the new headshot rules. Gillis is going to build a team so short nobody can hit any of them without getting penalised for a head shot.


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03-31-2010, 05:26 PM
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This is a confirmed rumor, not a confirmed signing.

http://translate.google.ca/translate...&sl=auto&tl=en

• Waived rumors:
Anders Lindbäck , Timrå. Anders Lindbäck, Timrå.
Rundqvist: Jag tror inte vi ska lägga för mycket kraft på honom, jag tror han redan är förlorad till NHL. Rundqvist: I do not think we should put too much force on him, I think he already lost to the NHL.
Lee Sweatt , TPS Åbo. Lee Sweatt, TPS Turku.
Rundqvist: Han har skrivit på för Vancouver i NHL. Rundqvist: He has signed for Vancouver in the NHL.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=11477

03/31/2010 Rumour TPS Vancouver Canucks

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03-31-2010, 05:28 PM
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It's to do with the new headshot rules. Gillis is going to build a team so shot nobody can hit any of them without getting penalised for a head shot.
Reverse Pronger physics. I like it.

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03-31-2010, 05:34 PM
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I wouldn't be suprised if he contacted the Canucks. It would seem to fit.

1. He wants to take another shot at the NHL (his last shot probably).

2. The Canucks are shallow on defense but a great team that could make some noise.

3. The Canucks will definitive be looking for cheap defensemen players who can play above their pay grade considering their forward depth.

4. Canucks management clearly doesn't have a bias against smaller players.

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03-31-2010, 05:39 PM
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For what it's worth, Gabe Desjardins's NHLE's peg Sweatt as a 34 point defenceman in the NHL. He's probably getting big minutes in Finland, so it's more likely that he underperforms his projection, but that's not bad.
Actually, my understanding of NHLE is that it projects scoring without assuming similar role and ice-time (given the stat is basically an average of the scoring ratios across all players that have made this jump and most of these are top players in lower leagues moving to reduced roles in the NHL the next season). See comment #1 here.

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03-31-2010, 05:39 PM
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Currently playing for HC TPS in the playoffs, 1+2 in two games as they beat down Lukko 5-0.. Lukko was the leading team for almost the entire season and TPS are total underdogs in this, so that's quite something. Two other foreigners kicking a** at the moment for us are Tomas Plihal and Michal Birner..

Will not tolerate this signing rumour, at least til we have won the FEL! Sweatt is so needed here.

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03-31-2010, 05:49 PM
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Sweatt can dish monster hits


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Don't know anything about this guy, but if he's a physical player, could he be the Alberts/SOB replacement?

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03-31-2010, 05:55 PM
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If anyone is interested in his player profile, you can find it here: http://www.sm-liiga.fi/pelaajat/09-1...weatt-lee.html

According to the site, he averages 26 mins a game.

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Looks like he has fairly solid wheels from the two clips in this thread; good closing speed along the boards with that hit, and he showed some good acceleration on the goal on page 1.

Still a freaking random signing.

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3 pages on Lee Sweat??? Wow

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03-31-2010, 06:13 PM
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Actually, my understanding of NHLE is that it projects scoring without assuming similar role and ice-time (given the stat is basically an average of the scoring ratios across all players that have made this jump and most of these are top players in lower leagues moving to reduced roles in the NHL the next season). See comment #1 here.
That's right, but within any given group of players coming over from another league, some will play a bigger role in the NHL while others will play a smaller role relative to their role in their old league (and vice versa) so the NHLE will be an average of the different roles. For example, Nicklas Backstrom coming over to play on a first line with Ovechkin will likely outperform his NHLE while Rickard Wallin coming over to play on the Leafs fourth line will generally underperform. If Sweatt makes the NHL, he'll probably have a bigger change in role than an average player (I might be wrong on that though).

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03-31-2010, 06:27 PM
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rafalski is likely a pipedream, maybe another ian white?

he looks shorter than either in that picture.

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Signing's unheard of outside of the links you posted, also if and when does he go to Vancouver.

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03-31-2010, 06:59 PM
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That's right, but within any given group of players coming over from another league, some will play a bigger role in the NHL while others will play a smaller role relative to their role in their old league (and vice versa) so the NHLE will be an average of the different roles. For example, Nicklas Backstrom coming over to play on a first line with Ovechkin will likely outperform his NHLE while Rickard Wallin coming over to play on the Leafs fourth line will generally underperform. If Sweatt makes the NHL, he'll probably have a bigger change in role than an average player (I might be wrong on that though).
His KHL numbers from earlier this year, when he was in Riga playing behind what's left of Sandis Ozolinsh, might be a better indication of what he'd do with the icetime and role he'd likely get in the NHL - those work out to a 12-point 82-game NHL equivalent.

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His college production, size, age, and numbers in Finland are very similar to Brian Rafalski's.

Rafalski, also 5'9" and 200 pounds, didn't debut with the Devils until he was 26. Sweatt turns 25 in August.

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03-31-2010, 07:14 PM
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Sweatt can dish monster hits

Boarding major if I ever saw one.

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His college production, size, age, and numbers in Finland are very similar to Brian Rafalski's.

Rafalski, also 5'9" and 200 pounds, didn't debut with the Devils until he was 26. Sweatt turns 25 in August.
Sweatt is known for his offensive skills, and has been an anchor or TPS, but let's not compare him to Rafalski just yet.. who was selected as the league's best dman twice and once the best overall player. Sweatt is considered a threat and kind of dominating in FEL, but not THAT dominating.

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Sweatt is known for his offensive skills, and has been an anchor or TPS, but let's not compare him to Rafalski just yet.. who was selected as the league's best dman twice and once the best overall player. Sweatt is considered a threat and kind of dominating in FEL, but not THAT dominating.
Yeah, the +/- numbers back that up too. Rafalski played on better teams but was also the best player on his team in terms of +/- and was presumably playing against tough competition. Sweatt's played on worse teams but he's also been average to below average on his own team in terms of +/-. He definitely hasn't dominated to nearly the same extent.

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He is an enigmatic signing, but they definately need more d-men in their prospect cupboard. Too bad they couldn't get any FA's from college, making me question Syml's ablility as a scout.

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Can't be any worse than some of the guys on the Moose.
First thought that came to mind was how he could help the Moose, who seem to not be able to generate a lot of offense on a consistent basis. If his avg ice time is correct, he could be an anchor on the Moose's backend. And by my calculation, he does not count as a Vet in the AHL, but has a lot of experience, so that will be helpful.

As i said in other threads, i really like these signings because of the low risk and high reward potential. Worst case is that the nucks/moose pay him an AHL salary; Best case is that he can develop into an NHL impact player, with the potential to become a Mike Weaver to Rafalski/Timonen player. Interesting signing, but it is still considered a rumour on Eliteprospects.

The first picture makes him look extremely built, but it may be my depth perception that makes him look very short as well.

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Hopefully he gets bieksa's pp time

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