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01-27-2012, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Needles View Post
IIRC, Mäenpää was by far the worst defenseman in Moscow's tournament. Especially defensively. That's what he's been doing.
I agree with that, but he seems to be playing better with his KHL team so I hope we see him on the next EHT. Next monday they said the list will be published (said Jari Kurri on MTV3).

Originally Posted by Needles View Post
In Jalonen's system, you need 4 PP defensemen and 4 PK defensemen. Mäenpää is an offensive dman, there's no question about that. Right now (IMO) Vatanen and Niskala are the best finnish (offensive) dmen in Europe. Two spots left, right? Then there's Anssi Salmela, a world champion. I find it very unlikely that Jalonen would select Mäenpää over Salmela. There's one spot left and Mäenpää has to compete against guys like Heikkinen & Kousa, who were clearly better in Moscow. Then there's wildcards like Nummelin and Pitkänen, so it doesn't look very good for Mäenpää.
We'll probably get a lot of answers next EHT regarding this. Hopefully Jalonen picks all of these guys.

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