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It was smooth sailing for Chris Phillips when he went to Gävle, Sweden, to play for Brynas during the 2004-05 NHL lockout. The team helped him find an apartment, he and his wife Erin went to Ikea (where else?) to furnish it, and former Ottawa teammate Andreas Dackell, who was born and raised in Gävle and was back with Brynas after an eight-year NHL career, introduced the Phillips to his wide circle of friends.