Joel Armia - Ässät, SM-liiga
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06-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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I noticed that Armia's penalty minutes went up quite a bit this past season compared to the previous one. Has he fought at all? Are they dumb penalties? How is his game along the boards? What is his physical game like?
I would say that about 50% of them was dumb penalties, which obviesly is way too much.. Armia had pretty bad first half of the season and because of this he got frustrated sometimes and took stupid penalties. His physical game improved alot from last season, he is not the ragdoll which he was a 1.5 year ago, actually he is pretty hard hitter now. He has not fought at all at this point in FEL, some minor wrestling maybe but not a real fight.
IMO Joel is not yet nowhere near his maximum potential, and he is already a great player.
Strenght and quickness( like he said himself he has to do everything a bit faster) is where he has most to work on..
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