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09-16-2012, 10:04 AM
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Ihmeilja
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Originally Posted by Reini29 View Post
Rajala is the perfect example of a skilled offensive forward that just wont make it in the NHL. You can always bulk up, but for Rajala its going to take too much time. His biggest problem is that he avoids the dirty areas. That and his size - there you go. Bust.
Well, thats what I partly disagree, because with he´s style of play, he could be a good player.
What do you mean about the dirty areas? Doesn't go to the net? Well, many snipers play like Rajala play, but of course he should bulk up.

With Rajalas development, probably the biggest mistake was to try to fitt him to the physical play at too early. It´s like you would start weight training at age of 3.

At the moment first of all, he needs experience in a big offensive role to get more experience and confidence in his play with the puck.
Second thing is to bulk up and get more muscle. After the bulk up he should play in North America and get more experience of the NA game.


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Originally Posted by Zamuz View Post
Quite early to say, he was easily the best player of Ilves last season scoring 16 goals in that garbage team. He will definitely play in the NHL some day, maybe it's only few games... or a career.
Rajala was not the best player of the team. He was the best goal scorer, but Joonas Rask, Jesse Niinimäki ja and Masi Marjamäki are overall better forwards. Few D's were also better.

Still Rajala played a good season. I'd say, that was the light in the end of the tunnel season for Rajala.


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