[FIN] Team Suomi 2010/2014 Olympics

Raimo Sillanpää
05-06-2004, 02:36 AM
This is what I meddeled around with when I had too much time on my hands..

Jesse Niinimaki - Tuomo Ruutu- Lauri Tukonen
Tuomas Pihlman - Mikko Koivu - Sean Bergenheim
Jani Rita - Olli Jokinen - Jarkko Immonen
Antti Miettinen - Valtteri Filppula- x


Joni Pitkänen-Ossi Väänänen
Sami Lepistö - Oskari Korpikari
x-x

Lehtonen
Toivonen
Niittymäki/Ahonen/Lassila/x

x - indicates somebody younger than those posted here (ie unknowns)

Notes: in 2014 Olli Jokinen by my count is 35, thus possibly still around.. though moving him out and putting someone else in shoudn't make a huge difference. In 2010 he's 31 and thus still in his prime.
Antti Miettinen would be 34 in 2014 and 30 in 2010.

If Miettinen and Jokinen are gone/declined by then, then replacing those two should be doable with the number of top prospects we've been developing recently.

Naturally half a million players have been not noticed, and I dont even claim that I've noticed them, as I did this quickly and with trying to use as many players as possible that everybody knows about..

With Defenders generaly having longer careers, the likes of Lydman/Berg should still be around, I just left them out because I feld there had to be room for 2 guys who havent appeared on the radar (yet).

A lot also depends on how some of these players fulfill their potential, but from the looks of it, we will have a very very strong team.

If in the 90's Sweden's core was Forsberg-Lidström-Alfredsson - Tommi Salo - Kim Johnsson then in 2010's (and sooner) we will have an equally impressive core with Tuomo Ruutu - Olli Jokinen - Joni Pitkänen - Kari Lehtonen - Lauri Tukonen - etc - etc

Any comments?

Hans Moleman
05-06-2004, 03:07 AM
Maybe Salmelainen on the fourth line? He's even higher than Rita on the depth chart in Edmonton right now, he may have a permanent spot on the team next season.

Raimo Sillanpää
05-06-2004, 03:21 AM
Maybe Salmelainen on the fourth line? He's even higher than Rita on the depth chart in Edmonton right now, he may have a permanent spot on the team next season.

See, thats one of whom I overlooked! =)

I'd also have pencilled in Lennart Petrell as the extra attacker, he could be a good Jarkko Ruutu type player for the team in the olympics..

Slime
05-06-2004, 06:04 AM
This is what I meddeled around with when I had too much time on my hands..

Jesse Niinimaki - Tuomo Ruutu- Lauri Tukonen
Tuomas Pihlman - Mikko Koivu - Sean Bergenheim
Jani Rita - Olli Jokinen - Jarkko Immonen
Antti Miettinen - Valtteri Filppula- x


Joni Pitkänen-Ossi Väänänen
Sami Lepistö - Oskari Korpikari
x-x

Lehtonen
Toivonen
Niittymäki/Ahonen/Lassila/x

Any comments?

I love these kind of projections! Especially as Finlands future looks so bright. :banana:

You forgot Jesse Joensuu, unless you meant to put him instead of Jesse Niinimäki on the 1st line.

My teams for 2010:

FINLAND
Tuomo Ruutu - Mikko Koivu - Jesse Joensuu
Petteri Nokelainen - OJ - Lauri Tukonen
Jussi Jokinen/ - Jesse Niinimäki/ - Sean Bergenheim
(A Miettinen) (Valtteri Filppula)
Niklas Hagman/ - Jarkko Immonen - Jani Rita
(T Pihlman)

Joni Pitkänen - Ossi Väänänen
Toni Lydman - Sami Lepistö
x - x

Kari Lehtonen
Miikka Kiprusoff/Mika Noronen/Toivonen

SWEDEN
H Zetterberg - Alexander Steen - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - F Sjöström
Huselius/Kahnberg - Robert Nilsson - J Salmonsson/Weinhandl
M Tjärnqvist/ - Yared Hagos - Andreas Jämtin
(C Berglund)

M Öhlund - Niklas Kronwall
Kim Johnsson - C Bäckman
Lars Johnsson - x

Henrik Lundqvist
Mikael Tellqvist
Stefan Liv


x - indicates unknowns

IFK
05-06-2004, 08:01 AM
Don`t forget Teemu Laakso, Tuukka Rask, Risto Korhonen and Lauri Korpikoski.

Korkki
05-06-2004, 11:50 AM
I hope that Mika Noronen will be as far from the team as possible.