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07-12-2011, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by FutureGM97 View Post
He was one of the top players on Finland's world championship team.
Wrong! He was on the team yes, but he was actually one of the worst performers in the whole team throughout the tournament. One could argue he was the WORST, but definitely among worst three. Every Finnish media agrees with this and I also watched every game at least once. They still kept him on the first pairing almost the whole tournament, probably because of his "NHL-status", but he really sucked; made afwul turn-overs, didn't handle the puck well on the blue line and was horrible without the puck defensively.

He was a lot better when I watched his games in Phoenix though. Maybe those games were easier or maybe NHL style just somehow fits him better.

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