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No Canucks playing overseas

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I was just checking the list of NHL players who are playing overseas and noticed that the Canucks are the only team in the league that have no player (not counting prospects) playing abroad. I found that interesting.

I wonder if that will change in the next week or so if a deal isn't worked out.

Link: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=75388

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Ah yes. I forgot about him and TSN misguided me by not putting him on the list.

I guess the thread is useless now. Unless....hmmm... we can change it to a thread about how TSN picking on the Canucks. hehehe :)

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Schneider's agent said he will look into playing there in the next week. He's also Booth's agent and said he has no interest....

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The Sedins are going to MODO if the lockout lasts all season. If Alex Steen can carry his team from the basement of that league to a finals position and tear it up, imagine what the twins will do.

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What's particularly ironic is that you create this right after someone else created a Weise thread.

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Weise doesn't count as he is not a player.

He is a deity.

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Henrik is playing for Frolunda in the SEL!

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Good, they need to focus on being Canucks. As long as they stay fit and healthy i'm not worried about anyone not on the Wolves losing any "edge" from a longer offseason.

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Good, they need to focus on being Canucks. As long as they stay fit and healthy i'm not worried about anyone not on the Wolves losing any "edge" from a longer offseason.

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Good, they need to focus on being Canucks. As long as they stay fit and healthy i'm not worried about anyone not on the Wolves losing any "edge" from a longer offseason.

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So, are you saying you don't want any of the Canucks going overseas?

Because staying here and skating with a few other NHL'ers isn't going to keep them in game shape.

The best way to do it is to go play in other professional leagues, and right now the top talent is in Europe. They are going over there to play at risk of getting injured, but also for the benefit of staying in as close to NHL game shape as possible and keeping that "edge" from the longer offseason.

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Wouldn't count a fourth line plug like Weise a Canuck entiety.

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It's really just the core and injured guys I prefer to stay here. Guys that aren't still developing. When the season starts it shouldn't be much different than any other year. This is assuming the lockout doesn't last the whole year though, if it does then yea probably best to play elsewhere. Obviously its good now for guys like Kassian Weise Tanev and such as they're still improving and don't want to be stalled.

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if you look at most of the players going over, they are young kids who do not have a family.

the majority of our core have families and for that matter, young kids, who would be majority disrupted if they moved to europe for a year (of if their dad was missing for the year)

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Its not just to stay in shape. Some KHL teams in particular pay top players well. Kovalchuk went to St. Petersburg already and they had made him an offer in 2010 when he was a free agent that was actually tempting for him. When Jagr played for Avengard Omsk for 3 seasons he was payed aprox $5 million US per. Now kovalchuk aint no Jagr but its serious money those Russian billionaire team owners are willing to throw around.

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Its not just to stay in shape. Some KHL teams in particular pay top players well. Kovalchuk went to St. Petersburg already and they had made him an offer in 2010 when he was a free agent that was actually tempting for him. When Jagr played for Avengard Omsk for 3 seasons he was payed aprox $5 million US per. Now kovalchuk aint no Jagr but its serious money those Russian billionaire team owners are willing to throw around.

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