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06-26-2012, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by TheRocket87 View Post
Was just browsing Eliteprospects and it hit me. The once very promising Kalle Torniainen wasn't drafted at all. I understand he was injured for the season, but still not even a last round boom/bust pick? I've never seen the guy but he was the Pohjola MVP and has gotten his fair share of hype in Finland. Have injuries totally halted he's development and maybe someone could infrom me of his current state?
Pohjola-camp MVP award must be cursed or something. Last MVP to make the NHL is Sean Bergenheim, who was MVP in 1999.

I don't know what's the situation with Torniainen, but I think his development started to slow down in his final season in Sweden. This season was basically lost totally after he got injured in fall and didn't play since, so I'm not surprised no one used a pick on a smallish European who had lost most of the season due to injury.

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