Latvian Hockey News Report

By Didzis Rudmanis

Dinamo signs Tellqvist

with 2 comments

Dinamo Riga struggle in the search for the starting goaltender has finally ended, as the club has signed a contract with 30-year-old Mikael Tellqvist. It has been confirmed by club’s homepage.

Tellqvist returned to Europe after 2008/09 in which he played 21 NHL games. He signed a contract with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, but during the season was traded to SM league club Lukko for Finnish goalie Petri Vehanen. Tellqvist has played a total of 113 NHL games.

A few days ago Mikael complained in the media that it is very hard for him to find a club, as there were not many teams left in a need for a goalie. Obviously, Dinamo Riga was not ready to pay, what Tellqvist asked, but luckily both sides managed to come to an agreement.

If we can trust the announcements made by Dinamo coaching staff, Tellqvist is not the last addition to the team before 2010/11 begins. General manager Normunds Sejejs is still searching for another center forward, although it is arguable, how necessary for the team is another center.

Written by Didzis Rudmanis

August 4, 2010 at 12:40

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  1. par to centra uzbrucēju jautājums paliek. vai nebija tā, ka centra nepieciešamība tika minēta pirms publiski izziņoja Trotera “uzņemšanu”…

    petrovich27

    August 4, 2010 at 12:45

    • Nu Šuplers to nepieciešamību izteica intervijā, kuru allhockey publicēja 1. augustā, kas ir pēc Trotera izziņošanas.

      Jebkurā gadījumā – Sprukts, Hartigans, Troters – kā arī ceturtais centrs Podziņa/Džeriņa/Karamnova veidolā, manuprāt, ir pilnīgi pietiekami.

      Ja Dinamo būs Karamnovam spējīgs piedāvāt līgumu, domāju, ka viņš būs gatavs palikt, kaut MHL. Pieļauju, ka pēc MVD un Dynamo apvienošanas (un MHC Dynamo pazušanas no MHL), viņam nav īsti kur spēlēt un ka visā visumā šeit viņa izredzes tikt līdz KHL varētu būt lielākas.

      Didzis Rudmanis

      August 4, 2010 at 13:00


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