Finns Drafted This Year
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06-26-2012, 12:12 PM
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i dont know what is it that NHL teams dont want to draft finns they maybe think that every finns dream is play in khl but it is not like that.
yes we live next to russia but our players still dream at playing in NHL
we are not like belarus or ukraine even most of our NT players are from KHL they play there only becouse they want litle more CASH
so its crazy that NHL teams dont pick guys like this in late rounds
yeah insteadt picking one best forwards of A JR SM Liiga lets pick some guy ramdom
from some random leugue with random stats but never EVER!! pick finnish guy
becouse they can leave to KHL to make some money and do like this
Under-sized overage forward with average skating = no NHL future.
Finns aren't drafted anymore because it's been almost a decade since SM-liiga has produced an impact player to NHL, thanks to Nuori Suomi. Not only did NS ruin almost 10 age groups of players, they weakened significantly next 5 age groups chances to get drafted. Thank god this matter has been handled and generally age groups are getting stronger every year. I think Vatanen's and Granlund's next season will be a bigger factor in next years draft for Finns than most people realize.
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