Confirmed with Link: Jets sign LW Axel Blomqvist

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  1. Holden Caulfield

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    Ok I REALLY thought that this had to be done by the time the time the junior season started, but it looks like the Jets may have signed Blomqvist after all.

    From a Swedish site.

    http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/hockey/internationellt/nhl/article17573380.ab
    They seem to be confused as well, as it states he will play for farm team, which is not possible (he must go back to Lethbridge).

     
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    Interesting - I like the signing, if he truly signed. Has potential - might require a few years of nurturing, but not a bad player to take a longer-term flyer on. :nod:
     
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    Want to see this sorted out first. lol
     
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    Happy to see this. Axel stood out to me, he's a project but maybe he'll be a serviceable pro.
     
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    Will be cool if it's true. There was really no reason not to sign him.
     
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    It appears at least as if he did sign, according to my lousy internet Swedish translation anyway:

    Great find.
     
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    Oh that's sweet. Not too high of expectations, but as others have said, he's a project.

    I had to burn a 2014 1st to make sure I got him in NHL 14 haha
     
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    Huh... I lived there 2 years ago, they couldn't have signed us all back then?

    But yeah, you've got it translated correctly. His agent seems to be under the impression that Axel is starting in the AHL, don't know why. "The idea is probably that he's going to play for their farm team."
     
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    Awesome news dudes! He stood out to me.
     
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    I'm thinking he was probably referring to starting in the AHL next season?
     
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    I think he means that after junior he'll start his pro career in St. John's.
     
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    AFAIK, signing him is the same as drafting him...ie he cannot play in AHL until 20 years old or 4 years of CHL hockey. So it would not be until 2015-16 that he will be eligible for AHL play. I will confirm.
     
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    Possibly. It's a bit hard without hearing how he says it. He says that the idea probably is to let him start out in the farm team, but he doesn't make it clear if that's after juniors or right now.
     
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    And the plot thickens...

    Gotta think where there smoke there's some sort of fire.
    If an agent is commenting publicly either there is something there or he's not doing a very good job.
     
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    Could this be related to Telegin being suspended?
     
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    He's a guy on twitter, thus he's credible.
     
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    Hope this is true, he showed some nice tools in the rookie tournament. Wouldn't mind at all adding a project type prospect like Blomqvist. As others have said, after his showing, there really wasn't any reason not to sign him. Let's see how this plays out.
     
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    He is accredited media.

    EDIT

    He doesn't know that it isn't happening, but the team won't say it is. Apparently Lethbridge's head scout RT'd the link though. Dunno.
     
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    Never heard of him. The Swedish article seems to quote Blomqvist, but you would think he'd tweet about something like that :dunno:

    Nope. Even if signed Blomqvist wouldn't be eligible for AHL for two more years, so I fail to see how.
     
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    The article quotes Blomqvist's Swedish agent, not Blomqvist himself
     
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    Unless this version of his agent's account is fake, he may have signed:

    Erik Ryman @ Erik Ryman 5h

    https://twitter.com/ErikRyman
     

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