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04-16-2004, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Padawan
Actually, Jarkko was just selected to the Team Finland group that will compete in the Euro Hockey Tour finals against Team Sweden in this weekend. The finals is played in two games, first today and the next one in sunday.

The team that will compete in the World Championships will be announced next tuesday and there are no guarantees that he will be selected to that team.

There are small chances that he will sign with the Rangers. He has said that the Rangers have had very little in touch with him. He has received only one phone call from a scout who basicly asked how he has been. He has said that he rather plays with JYP when the other alternative is playing in AHL with no chances to play in the NHL. (That last comment was made considering the possible lock out.)
Hi Padawan

Maybe Jarkko would be willing to sign the same type of deal that Kondratiev signed, which would allow him the opportunity to return to Finland and JYP, if he didn't make the NHL. He seems to be developing nicely in Finland.

The Rangers need some good centers.

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