06-27-2004, 02:15 PM
I just realized he wasn't drafted. Isn't that at least a little surprising? Why wouldn't anyone have taken him in the later rounds?
Well, I guess with the way this draft went, there shouldn't be any surprises.
I am very surprised... I think he should have gone in the 6th or 7th round
06-27-2004, 02:42 PM
The biggest Finnish miss this year, followed by Teemu Nurmi and Niklas Bäckström. Rämö took his place at U18's, but scouts have been to more obscure places than the Viking Cup or Finnish Jr A finals (like tier FOUR games, where the Hawks found Marko Anttila), where Ahlqvist played well. I ranked him third among European goalies this year.
Tuukka Rask may keep Ahlqvist off the ice in future international tournaments, but the scouts will spot him in SM-Liiga eventually.