Thread: Riku Helenius
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04-24-2012, 11:57 AM
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Well, you figure that every Finnish goalie in the NHL started out in SM-Liiga. Tim Thomas really bloomed over there winning the championship and best goalie award with HIFK in '98. In the past 10 years there's been some pretty good goalies coming out of that league. "Coming out" is the key part here, you play there to get noticed, you go to KHL or Switzerland to make money.

As an intresting side note, former bolt Eric Perrin scored the OT game winner for JYP.

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