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11-17-2004, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bmoak
I think Finns have to fulfil some sort of military service obligation (kind of like National Guard training) at or by a certain age, which kind of prevents them coming over early. Or is that the Swiss?
Not sure if military service has anything to do with it. Olli Jokinen was born in 1978 and was playing for the Kings in the 97-98 season. Saku Koivu came over to play for Montreal when he was 21.

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