[FIN] Lauri Tukonen

Jeff Shafer
04-09-2004, 03:31 PM
Can someone who's seen him play post there opinion of him? what type of player is he ect...

ES
04-12-2004, 10:57 AM
Tukonen is good all-around player. He is good for example at skating, shooting, passing and protecting the puck. He played in men's games already when he was 15.

Cossack
04-21-2004, 11:52 PM
Being a probable NHL first rounder, is there any type of influence the NHL club could have on Tukonen to report to North America if taken in the CHL Import Draft, or is he a lock for SM-Liiga once again?

ES
04-22-2004, 12:57 AM
As far as I know, he doesn't have any plans to play junior hockey in Canada. He signed two-year contract with Espoo Blues about a month ago.

Usually Finns have no interest to play junior hockey, few exceptions are always, like Masi Marjamäki and Aki Seitsonen.

Czechs and Slovakians are more interested.

AEKaki
04-22-2004, 06:52 PM
Any comparison with an NHLer?
Ruutu?
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IFK
04-22-2004, 07:14 PM
Any comparison with an NHLer?
Ruutu?
...

No, maybe Teemu Selanne is good comparison, but Tukonen is more physical than Selanne was or is. I like very much Tukonen´s play and i think he is second best Finnish forward prospect ever. Ruutu was better IMO. I think Tukonen is something like 3-5 choise in this year draft.

FTK
04-25-2004, 10:54 PM
Any comparison with an NHLer?
Ruutu?
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something between Koivu and Jokinen...

Padawan
04-26-2004, 03:01 AM
something between Koivu and Jokinen...

I think it's between younger Selänne and Tuomo Ruutu.