Lidström considers playing for WHA in case of lockout (link)

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  1. swedish meatball

    swedish meatball Registered User

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    http://www.expressen.se/index.jsp?a=173709
    The article is in swedish.

    It says that he won't go back to SEL in case of a lockout.
    Instead he will stay in Detroit (due to his childen going to school there). Since WHA has a team in Detroit, he says he'd probably would play for them.
     
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    Wow, I'm not sure I believe this too much. Why wouldn't he play on that barnstorming tour? I still like to see the WHA get off the ground, but I will be surprised if it does happen.
     
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    He won´t play in Sweden, that´s for sure.
     
  4. Lidstrom would probably be the 5 million dollar player for the Gladiators if he joins the team in case of a lockout.
     
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    Teemu Trick question?

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    now THAT would bring a little noteriety to the WHA (though who knows how serious he is about this)
     
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    The WHA is DEAD. It is toast. It will not start up because there are no solid ownership groups, arena leases, coaching personnel, players, etc...... and it's almost SEPTEMBER!!!! :banghead:
     
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    But,,,

    It would be a chink in the armour of the NHLPA to have a member play in a league where there is a salary cap wouldn't it?

    We just saw Steve Thomas release a statement via the PA and go on radio to enforce a message that he doesn't believe in any form of a salary cap.
     
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