(Unintentional hilarity courtesy of Google Translate.)
Oscar Moller, 22, sits on a basis contract with the NHL club Los Angeles Kings. Now he opens to move back to Sweden - and has become the series' most elite players chased. "There are many clubs that belong to themselves," says the star's agent Claes Elefalk to Sportbladet. Oscar Moller left the Royal Canal as 18-year-old to play in the Canadian junior league - without having played a single league match. Since that time he has to win two Junior World Championship silver, has been drafted by the Los Angeles Kings and played nearly 100 NHL games. Now, five years after North American adventure came back in, he is Sweden's most coveted ice hockey players.
Almost all elite teams have shown interest in 22-year-old - who opens for moving home. "He has an outgoing contracts and there are clubs back home in Sweden have become aware of. There are very many who have been in touch - and even been over and scouted him - so I can confirm that there is great interest," says agent Claes Elefalk to Sportbladet.
"Los Angeles has announced that they would like to extend with Oscar and that they are pleased with his development. But we do not yet know whether they are prepared to offer a envägskontrakt, which of course is very important for our decision."
Yes, by all means, give Oscar his ENVAGSKONTRAKT! Whatever it is, I don't care.
"Might be a good way"
Yesterday wrote Sportbladet that Modo has expressed an interest in Stockholm breaker. These data Elefalk not denies - but he wants to press that his client has many options to choose from. "Oscar'm flattered that so many people have heard of in Sweden. And I can say that he is seriously interested in taking one-two seasons in the top division, only to return to the NHL."
It can be a good way to go. Moller played 40 NHL games during his debut season two years ago, but received this year mostly to keep the Kings AHL affiliate Manchester Monarchs. There he produced 50 points (23 +27) in 59 games, and in the 13 games he had in the world's best league, it became a goal and four assists.
On a related note, Justin Williams had shoulder surgery, and they say he'll be ready for training camp in four months. That sounds kind of quick to me, four months, but I'm sure Williams will do whatever he can. Whether he's strong enough is another issue, and maybe that's a window for Moller to grab a roster spot. And maybe Lombardi will break the log-jam at right wing (Williams, Dustin Brown, Wayne Simmonds, Trevor Lewis, Moller, someday Tyler Toffoli, sort of Kevin Westgarth, sometimes Brad Richardson) and clarify the situation.
All I know is, the Kings need snipers. We got two, Moller and Toffoli. And Toffoli is a couple of years off.