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06-30-2009, 02:35 PM
Tony Piscotta
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Originally Posted by montreal View Post
Simila was just picked in the CHL Import draft, do you think he would report to the OHL or would he be better off staying in Finland in Karpat's system, since I hear they have a great goalie coach.
While there's no way to know for certain, I'd imagine the Canadians/NHL had some influence in him being selected and would prefer he play in Niagara Falls where the style of play would be more like that of the NHL and he'd probably face stronger scorers on a nightly basis - with more games than he'd see remaining in Finland.

Whether that is better for his long-term development than the Finnish system is a matter for much debate.

Interesting, another Finnish goalie, Ville Kolppanen, was just selected by Lethbridge of the Western League. Can anyone tell me more about him? Apparently, Lethbridge was satisfied with the job Juha Metsola did there the past two years.

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