General Talk '12 — Finland
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01-11-2012, 12:25 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Jarkko Immonen is one of those players who have really shown their reliability in the NT over the past two or three years. While he really tore it up with Granlund last spring, it's not like he hasn't shown up before, doing the right things. In that sense he's sort of been turning to another Niko Kapanen, whom people also never seem to properly value. A player bigger than his club team stats.
Besides, it's a very one-minded manner in general to assess a player's NT value by solely staring at the way he's been doing in his club squad. It's a different team, different playstyle and a coach who might demand wholly different things.
The bottom line is that despite he's been a bit of a no-show in AK Bars this season (though 0.5 PPG isn't THAT bad), in the current NT composition Immonen is one of the better centres. I might even go as far as to place him in the Top-5, even with every possible man available.
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