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10-02-2011, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
Plus everyone knows he's going to play with The Stamp, they have proven chemistry, there's no time to try new lines before the the tournament. Both Pulkkinen and Granlund will probably play at the Karjala tournament anyway.
I hope not, although Jalonen likely picks at least 90% of the WHC team to Karjala tournament. And the people wants to see especially The Stamp on the ice...

I'd rather see Granlund, Pulkkinen, Donskoi, Armia etc. playing preliminary matches with U20 squad against Mestis teams / other U20 teams. I would be beneficial to get some PP practice to the top guys and build some chemistry with the new guys (Ristolainen, Barkov etc).

Our top lines look pretty good at the moment. Hopefully everyone stays healthy. If Barkov continues to impress at Tappara, he should be a lock. At the moment Tappara fans consider barely 16yo Barkov as their 2nd line center

Donskoi - Mi. Granlund - Pulkkinen
Salomäki - Ma. Granlund - Armia
X - Barkov - Ruuttu

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