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#1 Drouin

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:22 AM

http://www.thefourth.../wpg130815.html --


Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Wellwood has attracted the interest of Geneva of the Swiss National A-League, but it's not yet clear if he'll join the club.


Yesterday, Geneva signed former Edmonton Oilers left wing Lennart Petrell, and has been in negotiations
with Wellwood.


However, according to Swiss media outlet 20 Minutes, who conducted an interview earlier today with Geneva GM Chris McSorley, Wellwood will not be joining the team.
Wellwood, 29, collected six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 39 games with the Jets last season.


The native of Windsor, Ontario, has spent the last two seasons with Winnipeg, but remains an unrestricted free agent.


While Wellwood would like to stay in the NHL, it's unclear if he'll sign with a team before the start of the new season or if he'll pursue other options overseas -- it's possible Geneva could still be in the mix.
Teams in the Swiss League and the KHL have been in contact with several NHL unrestricted free agents, and if Wellwood doesn't find a job on this side of the pond, he'll likely start the 2013-14 campaign in Europe or Russia.



He's only 30 and likely has lots left in the tank.

I can see him signing with a team and being a solid 3rd/4th liner.

Thoughts?

Edited by Lemons, 22 August 2013 - 02:23 AM.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:29 AM

The swiss cheese burgers must be good
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:33 AM

The swiss cheese burgers must be good

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:42 AM

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I think that's just a burger with swiss cheese but ok
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:44 AM

I think that's just a burger with swiss cheese but ok

maybe.. but I guess we'll never know :bigblush:
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:59 AM

I think Kyle Wellwood can really still be an impact player if put in the right situation. He continues to amaze me with his low numbers in the PIM column, and I remember his slick hands during his short tenure with the Canucks. I'm surprised no team appears to be interested in signing him, as he was nearly a 50-point player two years ago, and was paid $1.6 million last year. I wouldn't expect him to be asking much more now.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:35 AM

Always had a soft spot for ole welly
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:16 AM

Always had a soft spot for ole welly

Apparently Welly had to many soft spots!
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

Now I know where Wellwood is.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:37 AM

The only thing left in Welly's tank are about a dozen half-eaten cheeseburgers... With a side order of fries... TO GO!
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:51 AM

As much as I like Wellwood he really does belong in a european hockey league. Highly skilled but too soft. He'll dominate over there.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

I would've thought some team would be interested in him. He can probably be signed for cheap too.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

As much as I like Wellwood he really does belong in a european hockey league. Highly skilled but too soft. He'll dominate over there.


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^ Hardly the face you have if you're playing soft.

He's a decent 2-way player in the NHL. Good for about 30-40 points per season, defensively reliable, good on faceoffs, PP and shootout specialist. Very quick with the puck.... just he isn't big or have blazing speed.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:23 AM

I always liked Wellwood, it'd be nice if he could find an NHL job somewhere. If not this season, next season.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

To be paid in swiss cheese and swiss chocolate as per player demands.
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:52 PM

Wellwood always made bardown shots like it was nobodies business when he was home free. I'll always admire him for his insane puck handling skills. Anyone remember the goal he scored like right after the buzzer in the third period? I could never find a YouTube of it.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:32 AM

I heard half his salary will be paid in Lindt Chocolate.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:34 AM

the real problem for guys like welly , is that the nhl is 2 different leagues ... Its one league in the regular season [ perfect for welly ] , and another one in the playoffs ... [not so perfect for Welly ]

is there any other professional sports league that changes as much when the playoffs come around ? The games are even called completely differently by the referees ...
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:03 AM

Dude scored 47 points recently, should not leave the NHL.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:27 AM

They can't be moving too quickly to catch ol'Welly. Probably a circa 1970's-speed, shufflin' zombie could reel him in.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:05 AM

Always had a soft spot for ole welly


Me too, wouldn't mind him back here.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

I heard those Swiss were chasing him and he pulled up lame and was caught! Something about suspenders chafing. Clarification at a later date.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

This guy would DOMINATE the Swiss League. His style of play and physical stature would fit perfectly.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

Has one of the best hands in the NHL. But I can see him moving overseas.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:22 AM

Has one of the best hands in the NHL. But I can see him moving overseas.

Very true even though he'd still be a good 3rd liner in the NHL.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:54 AM

He could have turkey dinner before each game and still light up that league like Gretzky with the high end skill he's got lol.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:20 PM

http://www.thefourth.../wpg130815.html --


Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Wellwood has attracted the interest of Geneva of the Swiss National A-League, but it's not yet clear if he'll join the club.


Yesterday, Geneva signed former Edmonton Oilers left wing Lennart Petrell, and has been in negotiations
with Wellwood.


However, according to Swiss media outlet 20 Minutes, who conducted an interview earlier today with Geneva GM Chris McSorley, Wellwood will not be joining the team.
Wellwood, 29, collected six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 39 games with the Jets last season.


The native of Windsor, Ontario, has spent the last two seasons with Winnipeg, but remains an unrestricted free agent.


While Wellwood would like to stay in the NHL, it's unclear if he'll sign with a team before the start of the new season or if he'll pursue other options overseas -- it's possible Geneva could still be in the mix.
Teams in the Swiss League and the KHL have been in contact with several NHL unrestricted free agents, and if Wellwood doesn't find a job on this side of the pond, he'll likely start the 2013-14 campaign in Europe or Russia.



He's only 30 and likely has lots left in the tank.

I can see him signing with a team and being a solid 3rd/4th liner.

Thoughts?

Why does Wellwood only get one year stints.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

Well good for wellwood..Maybe Raymond should do the same might be able to get passed the Swiss cheese D without getting rubbed of the puck like i have seen more times than i want to count...

Edited by marc2001, 27 August 2013 - 04:10 PM.

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