Thread: Janne Niskala
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09-18-2007, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Nehithaw View Post
There has been very little mentioned about Janne Niskala. I have never seen him play, but from what I've read about him, it sounds like he could get a decent amount of points in the NHL if he were given the opportunity. I understand that there is a log-jam on the blue-line, but.....

How has Niskala looked in camp so far?
Does he have a chance to crack the line-up?
If he cracks the the line-up, does he have a chance at some significant ice time (pp qb job)?
and lastly, regarding his contract situation, is he on a one way contract?
we have 7 defensemen on one way deals and Niskala isnt one of them, plus Klein and Henry, thus I would rate his chances at making the Preds roster out of camp at zero. He would have to leapfrog at least 3 guys with NHL experience and one euro on a one-way deal to make the top 6, plus if any dark horse is gonna make it it would probably be Franson.

as for how he looks I cant say because I havent been to camp, but none of the guys who have been writing about camp have noticed enough to say much about him

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