Nill’s Firm Hand

Malik over at Snapshots picked up some news regarding Dick Axelsson, a Red Wings Prospect who wanted to go back to Sweden…

Jim Nill’s response to Sportsbladet when asked if he would lend Axelsson to Swedish Elite League’s Farjestad:

“We have talked to Dick and we want him to stay in Grand Rapids.Dick is frustrated and it’s been a big change for him, both on the ice and off the ice. We’ve talked to him often about what is happening.  He has to go through this. And every time you meet a difficulty or face resistance in life you can not give up so easily, it’s not that simple.  Dick will grow if he continues to fight.”

Get ’em, Jim.  “Hat Trick Dick” will have to tough it out in North America.  Maybe they should take his VISA.  Hopefully, forcing him to stay doesn’t create too much sourness between the two sides.  We wouldn’t want the kid to bolt at first chance.