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CS 01-25-2010 12:28 PM

Pyorala on Blueline at practice
 
Feel free to move this if need be.

I was just informed that Pyorala has been skating as a defenseman at practice today.

Talbetts 01-25-2010 12:31 PM

I likey! Kapanen v2.0!

Being a defensive minded forward, I could see him doing well back there. He didn't play bad when getting ice time....just couldn't finish. This could be a very good move whilst Parent is out of the line up.

BerubeBox* 01-25-2010 12:35 PM

So who's the nostradamus up in here? Apparently Mika's not too small.

Scoopyten 01-25-2010 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Shafer (Post 23405394)
Feel free to move this if need be.

I was just informed that Pyorala has been skating as a defenseman at practice today.

When did Hitchcock get fired by Columbus and re-hired here?

:laugh:

Guess they need the bodies for practice.

DUHockey9 01-25-2010 01:40 PM

I like this, just for entertainment's sake.

dbr2 01-25-2010 01:42 PM

OKT's replacement?

Cleary84 01-25-2010 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by dbr2 (Post 23406752)
OKT's replacement?

Definitely an improvement.

JSTAFF 01-25-2010 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbr2 (Post 23406752)
OKT's replacement?

a road cone? a pylon? either way

2Claude2Giroux 01-25-2010 01:49 PM

Good to hear. Does he actually have any sort of experience as a d-man?

Either way, he's an improvement over OKT.

He seemed like he knew where he was supposed to be when he was on the ice, but he just couldn't finish. I'm interested to see how this turns out. I think it's worth a try in a game.

Wolfy 01-25-2010 01:52 PM

5' 10'' 169lbs :laugh:

I hope he survives..

DickTony 01-25-2010 01:54 PM

If he can keep his head on a swivel and not get destroyed/injured every other game like a certain Norwegian defenseman of ours, I'm open to anything!

sa cyred 01-25-2010 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 23406930)
5' 10'' 169lbs :laugh:

I hope he survives..

He plays forward man. Your boy is close to getting replaced by a forward :laugh:

2Claude2Giroux 01-25-2010 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 23406930)
5' 10'' 169lbs :laugh:

I hope he survives..

Just like how OKT is capable of surviving a whole hockey game? looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

CS 01-25-2010 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sa cyred (Post 23406970)
He plays forward man. Your boy is close to getting replaced by a forward :laugh:

In all fairness, from all accounts I've heard, Pyorala is like the Mike Richards of the SEL, granted without the physicality.

Point being, he's supposed to be very good defensively. We've seen glimmers of that already, but he hasn't been given enough ice-time for us to notice.

Hopefully he'll be alright.

Wolfy 01-25-2010 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sa cyred (Post 23406970)
He plays forward man. Your boy is close to getting replaced by a forward :laugh:

:biglaugh:

Laviolette must be plain crazy..

RIPRichardsCarter 01-25-2010 02:03 PM

:shakehead

CS 01-25-2010 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 23407143)
:biglaugh:

Laviolette must be plain crazy..

That, or he's tired of nearly having a panic-attack when Tollefsen tries to get the puck out of the zone.

MsWoof 01-25-2010 02:10 PM

Just got a tweet from Philabright saying he's only filling in.

dbr2 01-25-2010 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 23406930)
5' 10'' 169lbs :laugh:

I hope he survives..

What's your point?

The only thing I see wrong with that would be his weight.

His height well see Kimmo.

DUHockey9 01-25-2010 02:17 PM

I hope he gets a chance to play D in a game. I always find it really entertaining when someone plays out of position. It wouldn't surprise me if Mika was half decent at it too.

dbr2 01-25-2010 02:19 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if he played D as a kid.

sa cyred 01-25-2010 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfy (Post 23407143)
:biglaugh:

Laviolette must be plain crazy..

He made a team of players who didnt care and played with no system, into a team that matched up against the Pens and beat/got close to winning against good teams. He has brought a system here and it is working well.

If thats crazyness I'll take that **** anytime.

flyfan795 01-25-2010 02:21 PM

If another defensemen is hurt and it is not just to give someone a break for practice they need to call someone up. There is absolutly no reason to waste a roster spot on Pyorala.

Giroux tha Damaja 01-25-2010 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Woof (Post 23407287)
Just got a tweet from Philabright saying he's only filling in.

If he starts shutting **** down in practice, I would love it if they gave him a shot in a game. Syvret is gonna be back soon right?

CantSeeColors 01-25-2010 02:27 PM

A Finn capable of playing every position? Shocking!


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