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Ulf Samuelsson to Coach Sweden’s MODO

From the Canadian Press via TSN:

Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced Monday that assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson is leaving the NHL club to become head coach of MODO in the Swedish Elite League.

“On behalf of the entire Phoenix Coyotes organization, we congratulate Ulf on becoming the head coach of MODO,” Maloney said in a statement. “We thank Ulf for all his hard work and dedication to the Coyotes over the past five seasons and we wish him the best of luck with MODO.”

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Sedins Happy With What Is Going On With MoDo

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

(Daniel) Sedin and his brother Henrik are both pleased to see what’s happening back home in Ornskoldsvik, where their hometown Swedish Elite League team, MoDo, has been revitalized by the addition of Peter Forsberg and the impending return of former Canuck captain Markus Naslund.

“They are struggling right now,” Daniel said of MoDo. “There are not a lot of people in the stands and financially they are not doing that good. This is going to help them a lot. They are pretty much sold out tonight (Thursday night).”

That sell-out crowd went home happy after Forsberg scored two goals and set up another in MoDo’s 4-0 win over Lulea. That’s two wins and six points in two games for Forsberg since he joined the team.

Both Daniel and Henrik acknowledged this week that they think about doing what Forsberg and Naslund are and return to play there in the twilight of their careers.

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