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Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:59 pm
by Per
Lancer wrote:So Jensen will go to Stockholm AIK is he doesn't make the Canucks out of training camp. Slightly surprised it wasn't MoDo due to the connections with that team.

Hey Per, what would you say about this development? How do you think Stockholm AIK will be as a developmental experience for Jensen? I don't recognize anybody on their roster, what can you tell us?
You should recognise their captain, Dick Tärnström. :eh:

Other than that, they don't have that much of a team, imho. Ended 7th this season, 8th the year before that, in a twelve team league, so... Bottom half, I guess. Eight teams make the playoffs though, and both years they did score an upset in the quarter final, but were eliminated in the semi final.

Couple of other familiar names from their past: this is where Börje Salming winded down for a few years after leaving the NHL. Thomas Gradin and his brother Peter, Kent Nilsson, Mika Kiprusoff, Tim Thomas (sic!)...

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:52 pm
by Arachnid
Per wrote:
Lancer wrote:So Jensen will go to Stockholm AIK is he doesn't make the Canucks out of training camp. Slightly surprised it wasn't MoDo due to the connections with that team.

Hey Per, what would you say about this development? How do you think Stockholm AIK will be as a developmental experience for Jensen? I don't recognize anybody on their roster, what can you tell us?
You should recognise their captain, Dick Tärnström. :eh:

Other than that, they don't have that much of a team, imho. Ended 7th this season, 8th the year before that, in a twelve team league, so... Bottom half, I guess. Eight teams make the playoffs though, and both years they did score an upset in the quarter final, but were eliminated in the semi final.

Couple of other familiar names from their past: this is where Börje Salming winded down for a few years after leaving the NHL. Thomas Gradin and his brother Peter, Kent Nilsson, Mika Kiprusoff, Tim Thomas (sic!)...
I think the Swedes are just rascist against the Great Danes (and their cheap alcohol and district heating :eh: ) so they stuck him on a lowly skanky team :evil:

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:55 am
by Badfish
Just throwing this out there, but might this allow him to take a larger role on a mediocre team? Maybe give him some added responsibility and increased minuets playing against full grown men instead of teenagers back in the OHL? Even playing on a shitty mens team has to be better than on a good teen-aged team, no?

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:07 am
by Fred
Badfish wrote:Just throwing this out there, but might this allow him to take a larger role on a mediocre team? Maybe give him some added responsibility and increased minuets playing against full grown men instead of teenagers back in the OHL? Even playing on a shitty mens team has to be better than on a good teen-aged team, no?
You wish this alternative was available for a few other players. Any way Grenier and the just released Hanay have both signed with Red Bull for with the same concept in mind. Pierre Page is the coach with Red Bull

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:52 pm
by Lancer
If I was the commissioner of the AHL, wouldn't I be worried about developments like these? If Jensen plays there a year and then plays in Chicago, then no worries. If he stays in Sweden until he makes the big club, then that poses some wrinkles in how European leagues are viewed in terms of developing NHL prospects.

The big thing against the Euro leagues is the diffculty in getting players out of there on call-up. In the 'A', it's a simple phone call and when the spell is done, back to the 'A' he goes. In the euro league's, somebody tell me different if I'm out there, but if a player comes here mid-season, he's with the big club and nowhere else.

Anyhow, it's an intriguing alternative for developing prospects. We'll see how well it goes for young Niklas if he doesn't make the team. Who knows? Maybe it won't be necessary. Not that I'm putting a wager out there on it happening though... ;)

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:54 pm
by surreal78
Lancer wrote:If I was the commissioner of th AHL, wouldn't I be worries about developments like these?
Part of the problem is that stupid agreement between the NHL & AHL that prohibits players under 20 from playing in the A. I don't really get the logic outside of protecting junior teams, but it really does put a cramp in everyone's style.

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:18 pm
by tantalum
What they need to do is modify the rule. I have no problem with protecting the junior teams but why not put a rule in that basically says if you want an under 20 on your AHL team you must dress him for 60+ games (unless injured of course) and you can not loan that player to another club. Perhaps such a thing would limit it to the players that really are ready to graduate to the pros.

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:24 am
by Todd Bersnoozi
Just reading that apparantly Jensen's season is almost over with da Bears and Gillis wants him to report to the wolves to get more xp @ the pro lvl.

Boy, the kids sure seems to luv to score. He seems to have decent speed and scores on the rush quite a bit, seems to have a quick/accurate release and drives to the net pretty well. Looks a bit like Ovi out there. :P


Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:49 am
by Cookie La Rue
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Looks a bit like Ovi out there. :P
A bit? I could swear he's watching Ovi vids every night and has its sleeping room full with posters of him... :lol:

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:12 am
by Diehard1
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Just reading that apparantly Jensen's season is almost over with da Bears and Gillis wants him to report to the wolves to get more xp @ the pro lvl.

Boy, the kids sure seems to luv to score. He seems to have decent speed and scores on the rush quite a bit, seems to have a quick/accurate release and drives to the net pretty well. Looks a bit like Ovi out there. :P

Kid's got some skill and a hell of a shot, no question. He also scored 6 goals in 8 AHL games so it's not like he's only done it in Sweden.

The Nucks need a big body scorer like Jensen is expected to become, kid is only 19 but he's already 6'3" and 215 pounds, could be 225 or 230 when he's done growing. I have big expectations for him.

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:55 am
by Jovocop
Diehard1 wrote:
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Just reading that apparantly Jensen's season is almost over with da Bears and Gillis wants him to report to the wolves to get more xp @ the pro lvl.

Boy, the kids sure seems to luv to score. He seems to have decent speed and scores on the rush quite a bit, seems to have a quick/accurate release and drives to the net pretty well. Looks a bit like Ovi out there. :P

Kid's got some skill and a hell of a shot, no question. He also scored 6 goals in 8 AHL games so it's not like he's only done it in Sweden.

The Nucks need a big body scorer like Jensen is expected to become, kid is only 19 but he's already 6'3" and 215 pounds, could be 225 or 230 when he's done growing. I have big expectations for him.
As I said before, I just could not wait to see a line with Jensen/Gaunce/Kassian. They might not be as creative or dynamite as the Sedins or the WCE. With their sizes, it could be a heck of line.

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:33 am
by Aaronp18
He's looks pretty impressive. A legit goal scorer.

Loves that glove side on RH goalies. He has a great shot with a quick release.

Can't wait to see what he can do with NHL level talent around him, and competing against NHL level opposition. NHL goalies are going to be better positionally and probably won't give him that much room over their glove.

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:46 am
by Per
Cookie La Rue wrote:
Todd Bersnoozi wrote:Looks a bit like Ovi out there. :P
A bit? I could swear he's watching Ovi vids every night and has its sleeping room full with posters of him... :lol:
And he scores in the shoot outs! :shock:

Are you sure he is a Canuck? :eh:

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:02 pm
by Topper
That shootout, leg kick, hip shake move is going to leave a few jocks in the crease.

Re: Jensen heading to SEL ??

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:05 pm
by Cookie La Rue
Per wrote:Are you sure he is a Canuck? :eh:
No, i wasn't present at the draft...maybe it's all a pipedream created by wwmedia.