Note: The Swedish Elite League Only Wants Players Who Will Stay A Whole Season

The Swedish Elite League, via Mirtle, has announced that they will not allow any contracts with players from the NHL that aren’t intended to be honored throughout the whole season.

In 2004-05, when the entire season was cancelled players flocked to the Swedish Elite League.

Henrik Lundqvist led Frolunda to the Swedish Elite League Championship that season.

It has been suggested that Europe may not accept NHL players since the lockout isn’t expected to be season long.