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04-16-2009, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by worstfaceoffmanever View Post
Rajala is an interesting case. He seems to have the skill, but watching him at the U-20s, I'm not sure he has the speed to keep up at higher levels and that may be what's holding him back more than lack of physical intensity.
Rajala is playing with team Finland in the U18 WC and is leading the tournament scoring with 7g+9a=16 pts in four games. He's just 2 pts away from the all time record in u18 games (by Ovechkin in -04, 14+4=18 in 8 games). Team Finland has 2 games left because they qualified directly to the semi-finals by winning their group. If Rajala keeps up scoring, he will probably be drafted already in the 1st round.

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