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Old 05-16-2012, 12:57 PM
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EliteProspects, citing a Finnish newspaper, says the Lightning are interested in bringing back Riku Helenius, but Riku wants a 1-year deal (expected) and has offers from multiple KHL clubs.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:07 PM
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EliteProspects, citing a Finnish newspaper, says the Lightning are interested in bringing back Riku Helenius, but Riku wants a 1-year deal (expected) and has offers from multiple KHL clubs.
I would give him a 1-way. If he doesn't make the club out of camp then loan him to the KHL and have him try again next year.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:57 PM
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I wouldn't give him the 1-way contract. If you give him a 1-way contract than you have to give tic one, too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:16 PM
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I wouldn't give him the 1-way contract. If you give him a 1-way contract than you have to give tic one, too.
This X 1000. We have Garon as backup and two great kids in the AHL right now, I don't see how bringing Riku over on a 1-way helps our situation.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:25 PM
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I don't think Riku is going to be the "savior" or the "this is THE move" move that Yzerman in planning, but you gotta have contingencies in case your top choices don't work out. I'd be ok with Helenius getting a 1 year 1 way deal with a Euro out-clause. Hell, I'd be happy with that.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:25 PM
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Why would we have to give Tic a 1-way?

Let's face it, the only interest we have in Riku is if he can play here right now. A 2-way is pointless. Let him go back to Europe if he's still not good enough. I'm interested in a look see.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:27 PM
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Why would we have to give Tic a 1-way?

Let's face it, the only interest we have in Riku is if he can play here right now. A 2-way is pointless. Let him go back to Europe if he's still not good enough.
This, plus wasn't the plan(according to us) for Tic to spend another year in the AHL before either he or Janus is brought up for backup duty?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:44 PM
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I don't think Riku is going to be the "savior" or the "this is THE move" move that Yzerman in planning, but you gotta have contingencies in case your top choices don't work out. I'd be ok with Helenius getting a 1 year 1 way deal with a Euro out-clause. Hell, I'd be happy with that.
Yep. Not the ideal, but this beats some of the alternatives out there.

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Why would we have to give Tic a 1-way?
I don't get this either, really.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:46 PM
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The SM-Liiga editor of Jatkoaika.com just tweeted that Helenius has made a deal with Tampa.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:17 PM
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They better not be pulling our leg.
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