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07-08-2011, 06:02 AM
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Wick back to Switzerland

Roman Wick agreed a 3 year deal with his Kloten Flyers

Link only in german:
http://www.sport.sf.tv/Nachrichten/A...-Kloten-Flyers

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Future with the Sens was not looking good, especially after the draft weekend.

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I don't blame him.

Look at all the guys who got 1-way contracts ahead of him on the depth chart. The writing was on the wall, IMO.

Good player, just didn't work out. I wish him well in Europe, he deserves it.

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I wrote him off 5-6 years ago as never having an NHL future and nothing I saw this season had changed that opinion.

Congrats on getting a handful of NHL games in. Thanks for the AHL Championship. Good Luck.

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This is too bad. He only gave it one year and he improved greatly over the course of the season in Binghamton. If he gave it a few more years he may have cracked the NHL somewhere.

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Not surprising at all. Never thought he had a shot, even less so now after the draft as some people have stated.

LOL @ people who had penciled him into the lineup at the beginning of last season.

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His style is more fit for European hockey on big ice... that's why he was non-existant and forgotten... then when he put up in the Olympics he was the second coming of the Messiah and everyone wanted him.. and that's when you see NA Hockey and Euro are two different ball games.

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Just one of those Euros that has a hard time adjusting to the smaller ice surface. I wish him the best.

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Full credit for coming over and giving it a shot

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The guy was playing on the 4th line in Bingo during the playoff run . I don't think he had a chance to win a spot next season and seriously there is no reason to stay in the AHL when you can be home,get more money and be a star in your country.

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I don't blame him, either. He's not an NHL calibre player.

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The best move for him, I'm sure the experience wil help him with his club team.

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How long is the term?

Also, Bingo's gonna hurt next season

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I wonder how much he will make over there. The AHL is a grind but compared to normal work, doesn't pay to bad. McGratton signed a two way deal that pays hiim $105k per year in the AHL.

If I'm Wick, if the money is anything similar, it is a lot easier schedule there and better being at home.

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I wonder how much he will make over there. The AHL is a grind but compared to normal work, doesn't pay to bad. McGratton signed a two way deal that pays hiim $105k per year in the AHL.

If I'm Wick, if the money is anything similar, it is a lot easier schedule there and better being at home.
He'll probably see 500-600K back home and I know in the Swiss league it's tax free and the club team gives the players a place to live and transportation at no cost also.

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He'll probably see 500-600K back home and I know in the Swiss league it's tax free and the club team gives the players a place to live and transportation at no cost also.
And isn't the season something like 40 games? Nice gig but won't do anyting for improving your game if he had any thoughts of taking a run at the NHL again.

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He'll probably see 500-600K back home and I know in the Swiss league it's tax free and the club team gives the players a place to live and transportation at no cost also.
Which is even better than a 1.1M-2M$ deal here if you consider taxes and all that (money-wise).

I expected more from him with all his experience, but as mentionned, his game wasn't suited for the NHL.

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Good for him for trying. He played games in the NHL. That's pretty sweet.

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The best move for him, I'm sure the experience wil help him with his club team.
Agree here. He would not have supplanted the new wave after the draft and next years as well. His window closed. Same with Daugavins I think.

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At least he tried.

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Well, I'm a bit disappointed... was hoping he'd give it a 2 year shot at least... still, his NHL dream was unlikely to happen here in Ottawa, so can't blame him too much...

Good luck Roman

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I never really got to see any Binghamton games during the year, and he never seemed to be anything special when he was called up, however this could be due to the fact that Clouston loved sticking the Bingo call ups with Lessard. Best of luck to him!

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He'll probably see 500-600K back home and I know in the Swiss league it's tax free and the club team gives the players a place to live and transportation at no cost also.
you could be right with the money, as national player it could be something like that, but this isn't a "normal" salary in NLA.

But tax free? Normaly you pay federal taxes, cantonal taxes and communale taxes in Switzerland based on your income at the end of the year. see a.e. http://taxation.ch/index.php?id=20

also the cost of living are much higher, see
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...by_country.jsp

so with that... 500k in switzerland gives you the same "standard" than with 250k in US. which, at least for me, still would be pretty pretty much

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I never really got to see any Binghamton games during the year, and he never seemed to be anything special when he was called up, however this could be due to the fact that Clouston loved sticking the Bingo call ups with Lessard. Best of luck to him!
He was average most of the year with the puck. Some of the time he would give up an easy turnover, other times he'd dig the puck out of the corner. His wrister was insanely accurate, can't say I remember him really taking a slapper ever. He could definitely wire the puck from the faceoff circle. He scored that goal a couple times this season. He along with Daugavins, also improved their game greatly as the season wore on and he was crucial to helping us make the playoffs. As I said early, I'm dissapointed in him that he basically gave up after one season. I think if he stuck with it and kept working at his game he could have improved. Granted he still might not have made the NHL, but now he will have close to zero shot.

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What!? I thought he was going to get a spot on this team right after the olympics!? What happened!?



Not surprised to see him leave.

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