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04-23-2009, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
Most likely he'll get atleast 3rd line minutes plus PP but many Ilves fans have already placed him on the first line. As for the timetable, I'd say he needs 2 or 3 seasons to develop physically. And if you're wondering about a team losing his rights after two years, European clubs would very much like to see that extended back to 4 years and it could be changed in the next transfer agreement/CBA.
I'd say one more season in the Ilves organization, then one year in the AHL, and then the big show.

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