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11-16-2011, 01:40 PM
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Aaltonen's main job is to get penalties for the opponent team. I can't prove it, i doubt there's a statistic for this but he probably gets 1-2 2min penalty for the opponent each game on an average. At least with team Finland it seems that way, i'm not sure does the same happen in KHL.

After that it's other players' job to score on the PP. So this is why Aaltonen fits well in line #3 or as a 13th forward. He's not good or bad defensively in my opinion.

Originally Posted by FiLe View Post
Lydman? For PP?

So much for realism.
Well this defensive pair would be #PP2, they don't have to play PP much when we would have Niskala+Nummelin available. This way we don't have to mix up the defensive pairings and it's a pretty balanced pair (they would get most playing time together 5on5). Not to forget they will most likely be teammates next season, so the will and interest to work together even before that might be there. So just saying they might be very motivated to try to play witch each other and because of this increase their level even little bit more.

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