Juha-Matti Aaltonen

12-27-2003, 05:21 AM
Can someone tell me why he is not playing. I see he is listed HERE (http://www.sm-liiga.fi/tilasto.asp?otsake1=Kausi+2003%2D2004+runkosarja&sarja=1124&maingroup=0&group=1&parm=6&stats=70) but he has been on 7 games for a while. Is he hurt? Was he demoted? If so, is there a place I can his stats? Thanks for your help.

12-28-2003, 06:06 AM
Aaltonen plays in the minors at this moment. You can find his stats HERE (http://www.sm-liiga.fi/finhockey2/sjl_tulospalvelu_stat.asp?TID=1186&joukkue=1389&tilasto=joukkueporssit&porssi=1&laaja=1)

Aaltonen has been pretty good when he has played in elite team (IMHO) , but for some reason coaches sent him back to the minors.

12-29-2003, 11:26 AM
Thanks for the information, JPL. I had heard some decent reports (like yours) on him so I am surprised to here he was demoted. Looks like he's doing really good at that level... 18 points, 17 games, and +10. Obviously it's wayyy to early to tell, but he looks like he could end up being a steal for the 9th round.

01-01-2004, 01:54 AM
JPL, do you see Aaltonen as a similar player as Kärpät player Pyörälä? Do you think that he might have a similar role on the team pretty soon?