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Sabres signing Olofsson's brother Jesper

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https://hockeysverige.se/2020/05/18/lamnade-farjestad-ryktas-till-nhl

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Ö-vik looks to deliver another NHL player.

Jesper Olofsson, with Modo as the parent club, made a success during his two seasons in Färjestad and scored a total of 34 goals over both years.

After this year's season, however, he left Färjestad and after that it has been quiet about the future of the star.

Now, however, he himself confirms that he is ready for a new club and according to Värmland's Folkblad it will be Buffalo Sabers next for Olofsson, where little brother Victor Olofsson plays now.

- Yes, I actually signed a contract last week. I can't say with which club, but it's a foreign club and it should become official pretty soon, "the 28-year-old tells VF and continues:
- Then it's probably a little unclear as for everyone in the situation right now. When the new season can start and so on.

Jesper Olofsson has only done one season abroad, in Denmark 2012/13, otherwise he has spent his entire career in Sweden with over 250 SHL matches for Modo, Karlskrona, Skellefteå and Färjestad.

 

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9 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

Nepotism.

?

He is 28. Not sure how he helps us.

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He's probably hard-working and gritty. Jason, you rest and stay off the 'puter. Daddy has got the wheel.

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49 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

?

He is 28. Not sure how he helps us.

I never understand the angst that these signings cause. It’s like taking a flyer in an undrafted free agent. They are well below the contract limit so what’s the harm? Yuri Hymilev(six?) didn’t sign till he was 27. Sometimes you get lucky.

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29 minutes ago, tom webster said:

I never understand the angst that these signings cause. It’s like taking a flyer in an undrafted free agent. They are well below the contract limit so what’s the harm? Yuri Hymilev(six?) didn’t sign till he was 27. Sometimes you get lucky.

I have no problem with the signing, just not sure what he brings. I’m always ok with bringing in depth and forcing guys to wins jobs. I’d like to see us sign Routsalainen’s teammate.

 

 

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1 hour ago, tom webster said:

I never understand the angst that these signings cause. It’s like taking a flyer in an undrafted free agent. They are well below the contract limit so what’s the harm? Yuri Hymilev(six?) didn’t sign till he was 27. Sometimes you get lucky.

Khymlev was on the Russian Canada Cup team before Buffalo signed him.  He was a highly accomplished player in Russia, basically on an all star team in world competition, much more accomplished than Olofsson's brother.  There was no luck associated with signing Khymlev.

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2 hours ago, PASabreFan said:

Nepotism.

We know how this ends.  Victor crashes his car into a Paula's Donuts and Jesper will hound Mittlestadt into early retirement by making him carry Jesper's bags and stealing his meal per diems.

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52 minutes ago, Weave said:

Khymlev was on the Russian Canada Cup team before Buffalo signed him.  He was a highly accomplished player in Russia, basically on an all star team in world competition, much more accomplished than Olofsson's brother.  There was no luck associated with signing Khymlev.

You mis understood. I wasn’t saying Khymlev was luck, just mentioned him as a player who came to the NHL late. 

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So he’s 28, and, depending on whether you believe elite prospects or Wikipedia, either 5’10”, 172 lbs or 5’11”, 183 lbs.  He’s a LW and shoots left.  He was 7th in the SHL in goals each of the last 2 years, with 17 per year.

OK, sure.  Why not?

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51 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

So he’s 28, and, depending on whether you believe elite prospects or Wikipedia, either 5’10”, 172 lbs or 5’11”, 183 lbs.  He’s a LW and shoots left.  He was 7th in the SHL in goals each of the last 2 years, with 17 per year.

OK, sure.  Why not?

A smallish, Swedish mostly non-descript left wing? ?

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1 minute ago, dudacek said:

A smallish, Swedish mostly non-descript left wing? ?

The above average production offsets the point you're trying to make. 

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2 hours ago, nfreeman said:

So he’s 28, and, depending on whether you believe elite prospects or Wikipedia, either 5’10”, 172 lbs or 5’11”, 183 lbs.  He’s a LW and shoots left.  He was 7th in the SHL in goals each of the last 2 years, with 17 per year.

OK, sure.  Why not?

Botterball. 

In seriousness, I’m fine with this type of signing, provided it’s just dressing. They certainly have a type, though. 

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Oh look... ANOTHER left wing. Olofsson, Skinner, Olofsson, Kahun, Zemgus, Johansson, Vesey (unsigned), Ruostolainen, and Ruostolainen's linemate whatever his name is. All Left wings at the NHL level. 

Now let's do centers...

Eichel, Larsson (unsigned), Lazar, Cozens, Mitts. 

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Your point stands,  but Ruotsalainen has been primarily a centre,  no?

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11 hours ago, nfreeman said:

So he’s 28, and, depending on whether you believe elite prospects or Wikipedia, either 5’10”, 172 lbs or 5’11”, 183 lbs.  He’s a LW and shoots left.  He was 7th in the SHL in goals each of the last 2 years, with 17 per year.

OK, sure.  Why not?

Which Wikipedia? One says he was born in April '92 and another says Nov 93. I even saw one saying they were step brothers of Brian/Stephen Gionta.

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I wonder if this is even legit.  Any story out there links back to this Swedish paper.  The whole thing seems a bit off to me.  If anything, he might be a guy who would be getting an AHL contract.

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1 minute ago, shrader said:

I wonder if this is even legit.  Any story out there links back to this Swedish paper.  The whole thing seems a bit off to me.  If anything, he might be a guy who would be getting an AHL contract.

Assuming it is true, I cannot imagine this being anything other than a signing to bolster Rochester.

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A two way contract that was an agreed upon move so that Victor signs a new contract for slightly less than he would have demanded.

Why would it be anything more than that? ?

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5 minutes ago, LTS said:

A two way contract that was an agreed upon move so that Victor signs a new contract for slightly less than he would have demanded.

Why would it be anything more than that? ?

Very reminiscent of ROR.

As stated above, we all know how this ends....

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9 minutes ago, Weave said:

Very reminiscent of ROR.

As stated above, we all know how this ends....

Mitts gets traded for a legit NHL player?

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4 hours ago, MakeSabresGrr8Again said:

Which Wikipedia? One says he was born in April '92 and another says Nov 93. I even saw one saying they were step brothers of Brian/Stephen Gionta.

There is more than one Wikipedia???

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Does everyone think that superstars are needed to win? Don Luce n Craig Ramsey produced 40 goals between them for yrs w the Sabs. Give me 2 lines w guys like them, and 2 scoring lines, and playoffs will find us, not us searching for them!

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