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SauceHockey 03-21-2012 09:18 PM

RW Jake Virtanen - Calgary Hitmen, WHL (2014, 6th overall, Vancouver)
 
Never saw a thread about him and I believe he is thread worthy IMO.

Seachd 03-21-2012 09:54 PM

Jake?

SauceHockey 03-21-2012 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Seachd (Post 46500779)
Jake?

Brain fart :(

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 03-21-2012 11:19 PM

His dad is from Finland (born there), and Jake wanted to go visit.. wish he's play for the Suomi :(

zjh 03-21-2012 11:51 PM

Big and skilled. Fearless for a 15 YO. Going to be keeper that's for sure.

BusQuets 03-22-2012 12:24 AM

These finnish prospects are coming along nicely.

sirMcDuck 03-22-2012 03:10 AM

Why hasn't he then play in Finnish national team? Doesn't fit or...?

Im happy if he wants to play with Finland.

jfb392 03-22-2012 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by sirMcDuck (Post 46511481)
Why hasn't he then play in Finnish national team? Doesn't fit or...?

Im happy if he wants to play with Finland.

Well, he's 15.

He was also born and raised in Canada.

Leehh 03-22-2012 06:28 AM

I've always wondered what happens if you mix Finnish and Canadian blood, since when you put canadian and finnish kid on ice something special happens such as Gretzky and Kurri and Selanne and Kariya.

I hope Jake will play for Canada (:

wings5 03-22-2012 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Leehh (Post 46512927)
I've always wondered what happens if you mix Finnish and Canadian blood, since when you put canadian and finnish kid on ice something special happens such as Gretzky and Kurri and Selanne and Kariya.

I hope Jake will play for Canada (:

meh spread the wealth, kinda want to see a top prospect like him play for Finland.

YARR123 03-22-2012 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by sirMcDuck (Post 46511481)
Why hasn't he then play in Finnish national team? Doesn't fit or...?

Im happy if he wants to play with Finland.

Probably the same reason why Barkov hasn't played for Russia national team. Being born and raised in Canada I don't see why he wouldn't play for Canada. I'd be thrilled if he'd play for Finland but most often the environment you grow up in forms your identity.

Leehh 03-22-2012 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by YARR123 (Post 46514345)
Probably the same reason why Barkov hasn't played for Russia national team. Being born and raised in Canada I don't see why he wouldn't play for Canada. I'd be thrilled if he'd play for Finland but most often the environment you grow up in forms your identity.

Well all Finns i know are patriotic as hell, so we might see Jake playing for Finland( hes dad's 100% Finnish and i believe that he raised Jake with Finnish mentality ).

Still i hope that he plays for Canada.

thomast 03-22-2012 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by YARR123 (Post 46514345)
Probably the same reason why Barkov hasn't played for Russia national team. Being born and raised in Canada I don't see why he wouldn't play for Canada. I'd be thrilled if he'd play for Finland but most often the environment you grow up in forms your identity.

Mika Zibanejad was actualy going to play for Finland until there was something bureaucracy that didn't allow him to play for Finland. You never know what gonna happen but i think that chances are very slim for Finland getting Jake Virtanen.

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 04-22-2012 11:10 PM

Jake Virtanen - Calgary Hitmen, WHL (2014 Draft)
 
We need an official thread for this kid... #1 overall in the Bantam draft in 2011, will be full time with the Hitmen next season going head to head with another 2014 contender Sam Reinhart. He's been touted as potentially being a better RNH.

Can we get some people to talk about him?

Oh and he looks a hell of a lot like King Joffrey from A Game of Thrones
http://i.imgur.com/cw6FE.jpghttp://cdn.wg.uproxx.com/wp-content/...33-650x365.jpg

Superpest 04-22-2012 11:16 PM

I'm friends with him on facebook haha.

He's gonna be something special, kid has moves.

Hans Moleman 04-22-2012 11:17 PM

Since you've compared him to Joffrey, everyone is going to hate him now.

zjh 04-22-2012 11:38 PM

Fearless, skilled, fast. Kid is good

Hutton 04-23-2012 12:06 AM

:bow::bow::bow:

bsmith14 04-23-2012 01:26 AM

I dunno what the hell the game of thrones is but I'm interested to see how he does next year.

R S 04-23-2012 10:44 AM

Great skater, plays hard and has finish. Kid should light it up in Calgary next year.

TheKingSlayer 04-23-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bsmith14 (Post 48645685)
I dunno what the hell the game of thrones is but I'm interested to see how he does next year.

Well that means that you are either old or live under a rock. It is a great TV series based on a novel serires ''a song of fire and ice''. It plays on HBO Sundays nights... I thought it was also funny that The Hockey News also made reference to his Joffrey ressemblance.

As the last name indicates he is of Finnish descent, so if he can combine the Finnish hockey IQ with North American truculence, we could have ourselves someone deserving of the No1 overall throne.

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 04-23-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Sundin is my hero (Post 48662227)
Well that means that you are either old or live under a rock. It is a great TV series based on a novel serires ''a song of fire and ice''. It plays on HBO Sundays nights... I thought it was also funny that The Hockey News also made reference to his Joffrey ressemblance.

As the last name indicates he is of Finnish descent, so if he can combine the Finnish hockey IQ with North American truculence, we could have ourselves someone deserving of the No1 overall throne.

His dad is from Finland. Sad he doesn't opt for Dual Citizenship :(

bsmith14 04-23-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Sundin is my hero (Post 48662227)
Well that means that you are either old or live under a rock. It is a great TV series based on a novel serires ''a song of fire and ice''. It plays on HBO Sundays nights... I thought it was also funny that The Hockey News also made reference to his Joffrey ressemblance.

As the last name indicates he is of Finnish descent, so if he can combine the Finnish hockey IQ with North American truculence, we could have ourselves someone deserving of the No1 overall throne.

neither my friend, im 25 and dont watch fantasy tv shows. usually at the gym, work, or outside...when im not on hf of coarse :laugh:

any comparables to his style of play?

Rabid Ranger 04-23-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bsmith14 (Post 48674883)
neither my friend, im 25 and dont watch fantasy tv shows. usually at the gym, work, or outside...when im not on hf of coarse :laugh:

any comparables to his style of play?

He's pretty self-indulgent, petty, and cruel on the ice....

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 04-23-2012 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Rabid Ranger (Post 48675411)
He's pretty self-indulgent, petty, and cruel on the ice....

Are we talking about Joffrey or Virtanen :laugh:


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