The Sheffield Steelers could be set to make a summer move for Canadian David Ling and American Joe Jensen. BIH sources at Gazzetta Hockey understand that Steelers head coach Ryan Finnerty is looking at the duo who have been playing their hockey in Italy this season with Val Pusteria.
Ling could be the high profile former NHLer who the Steelers have recently been reported to be tracking. The 37-year-old forward, who finished second top points scorer in the Italian A1, certainly has the profile to match the ambitions of the forward thinking Steelers organisation. His resume boasts the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL as well as Amur Khabarovsk in the KHL.
Jensen comes from a family renowned for producing hockey players with one his cousins being that of former Los Angeles Kings’ forward Steve Jenson. Both Ling and Jensen are believed to be interested in a schooling contract, with the option becoming an increasingly major advantage to Elite League clubs over their European rivals.
The duo are currently heading into the Italian playoff finals with Val Pusteria in a best of seven series against Bolzano. Until the series is complete the duo are unlikely to make a decision on their futures, however they certainly look to be the calibre of player Steelers owner Tony Smith is looking to bring to South Yorkshire for the 2012/13 season.
i guess now the 50-50 is supplying the cash we are going to have yet another summer of everybody and their dog being interested in signing for sheffield, it gets real boring very fast...
Wait till its fact, i suppose this is the difference in the sheffield press and the Nottingham press...
As Doug says Tex, this hasn't come from the Sheffield Press. Its a BIH rumour and as such is most probably just plain rubbish.
Although Tony Smith did say we were looking at higher calibre players for next season, so.............. ;D
Well, seeing as you had 'Colt 45' this season, and Tony Smith says he wants a higher calibre of player... better have a look around to see if there are any players with the nickname '50 Cal'!
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