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08-21-2011, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Tormentor View Post
Armia’s goal and two of his assists at the Summer Challenge were really strong individual efforts; he didn’t need much assistance from his line mates in those situations. His goal came after he skated through the neutral zone on the right side, deked a defenseman with a nice toe drag while moving to the central lane and shot the puck to the upper corner. Two of his assists came after he made fun of several opponents and passed the puck for an easy tap in. Every now and then there’s a moment when Armia looks almost like Mario Lemieux.

Some names maybe worth adding to the watch list:

Julius Nättinen (2015) – Has been a 1st line centre forward for JYP’s Jr.B team in some exhibition games.

Jesse Puljujärvi (2016) – Offensively gifted winger playing for Kärpät’s Jr.C team against an age group that’s two years above his own.

Joni Ikonen (2017) – A small forward who plays a lot like Juuso Ikonen, I assume that they are brothers. Plays for Blues against an age group that’s two years above his own.

Urho Vaakanainen (2017) – A big mobile defenseman with a pretty good understanding of the game. Plays for Jokipojat against an age group that’s two years above his own.

Armia is a better player than last season and will probably have a pretty good season, if he stays healthy. On the other hand we have to remember that some of the older players are still warming up after a summer of barbeque and beer drinking, so things might look slightly different by let’s say November.
Saw Joni Ikonen at tournament and he was standout player, very small like his brother like you say. too bad. Tormentor you should make new thread with updated list. There is no one updating this thread.

Last edited by thomast: 08-21-2011 at 04:12 PM.
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